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Brazil - Motive unclear after journalist is shot dead in Bahia

Reporters without borders
After a year marked by the deaths of five journalists, three clearly linked to their work, the Brazilian press has already suffered its first fatality of 2012, that of Laércio de Souza, who worked for the radio station Rádio Sucesso in Camaçari, in the state of Bahia. He was shot dead yesterday by two gunmen in the town of Simões Filho after receiving threats on his mobile phone, believed to be from local traffickers, over the preceding hours and days. “At this stage there is nothing to link (...)

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