Brazil: Two journalist bloggers shot dead within eight days of each other

Posted on November 27, 2015 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime reported …. in a blog: I reported last week on a Brazilian blogger, Ítalo Eduardo Barros, who had been shot dead on 13 November. Eight days later, another of the country’s bloggers, Roberto Lano, was also shot dead. This report on his death, and on the impunity allowed to killers of journalists in Brazil, comes from Anna Sophie Gross in Rio de Janeiro.

On Saturday (21 November), blogger Roberto Lano was killed by a bullet to the head in the city of Buriticupu, Maranhão. He was the victim of shots fired by a suspect on a motorbike, and died immediately. The killer remains unidentified.

Roberto was known for his involvement in political campaigns, and in his most recent post he criticised the mayor of Buriticupu. Read Article

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