Thursday, February 16, 2012

#Brazil : Journalist's Shot Dead

A Brazilian journalist was shot to death on Sunday (12 February) in what police believe was a contract killing.

Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues, known as Paulo Rocaro, was the second journalist to die in Brazil within a week.

Rocaro was the editor of a daily paper, Jornal da Praça, in Ponta Porã in the Paraguayan border state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

He also ran a news website and worked as a correspondent for two statewide newspapers, Correio do Estado and O Progresso de Dourados. He was known for writing about corruption
He was driving home when he was shot five times by two gunmen on a motorcycle.

His killing came three days after the murder of Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes who was murdered along with his girlfriend in the city of Barra do Piraí in Rio de Janeiro state.

Source: IPI