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Brazil - Municipal election campaign marred by murder of newspaper owner

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Luis Henrique Georges, the owner of the daily Jornal da Praça in Ponta Porã, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, was shot dead on 4 October in a gun attack in which a member of his staff, Nery Gordo Veras, was also killed. Some sources have linked the crime to the publication of an article that was highly critical of one of the candidates standing in the municipal elections held two days ago, to whom Georges, known as “Tulu”, had expressed his strong opposition. The Jornal da Praça was still (...)

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