Brazil. Blogger gunned down on street in Rio de Janeiro state


Leonardo Pinheiro, a very active and outspoken Brazilian blogger, has been gunned down in Araruama, a small town in the interior of Rio de Janeiro state. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the local authorities to investigate his execution-style murder thoroughly and not rule out the possibility that it was linked to his blogging.

The founder of a local news blog on Facebook called A Voz Araruamense (Voice of Araruama), Leonardo Pinheiro was in


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