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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Zaqueu de Oliveira

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
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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.

Beats Covered:Business
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Local Residents
Taken Captive:No


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