October 29, 1997, in Campo Grande, BrazilLopes de Faria, host of the programs "O Escaramuça" (The Fighter) on the local radio station FM Capital and "Boca do Povo" (The Mouth of the People) on television station TV Record, was murdered in Campo Grande, capital Mato Grosso do Sul State, while on his way to the radio station. Police believe trained assassins, who fired with accuracy and left no trail, carried out his murder. Lopes de Faria had reported on the hired killers, who investigators say are responsible for recent murders in Mato Grosso.
Job: Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered: Crime, Human Rights
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group
Taken Captive: No