Journalists Killed  |  Brazil

Edgar Lopes de Faria

FM Capital

October 29, 1997, in Campo Grande, Brazil

Lopes 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.

Medium: Television

Job: Columnist / Commentator

Beats Covered: Crime, Human Rights

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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