Victor Marillanca, Chilean refugee who put Spanish on the air in Canberra, dies at 69

Jasper Lindell
Updated September 28 2023 - 5:31pm, first published 11:30am
Victor Marillanca in October 2006 behind the panel at 2XX's studios, where he presented the long-running Coneccion Latino Americana program. Picture by Graham Tidy
Victor Marillanca in October 2006 behind the panel at 2XX's studios, where he presented the long-running Coneccion Latino Americana program. Picture by Graham Tidy

Victor Marillanca, who fled Chile as a political refugee and went on to serve Canberra's Spanish-speaking community for nearly five decades presenting on community radio, has died. He was 69.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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