Journalists Killed  |  Brazil

Zaqueu de Oliveira

Gazeta de Barroso

March 21 1995, in Minas Gerais, Brazil

De Oliveira, editor of the monthly publication Gazeta de Barroso in Minas Gerais, was shot and killed by a local merchant, José Carlos de Souza. The murder apparently stemmed from a dispute about articles the journalist had written concerning de Souza's wife. De Oliveira's mother was also shot and wounded in the attack. De Souza maintained that he killed de Oliveira in self-defense. 

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Business

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Local Residents

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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