Brazil: Culprit of 1989 murder of journalist Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães is caught

  • Source: SIP
  • July 1, 2022

"Former military policeman Cezar Narciso de Souza was captured on June 28 by federal police agents and municipal guards in Vitória, capital of Espirito Santo state, Brazil. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison, but had been on the run since 2018 when he was sentenced.

Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães, a journalist, news anchor and writer, was shot dead in the city of Vitória on July 5, 1989. She edited the newspaper Jornal da Cidade, in which she denounced the presence of drug trafficking in the region with the connivance of security agents. She went so far as to warn in the newspaper that she would reveal the names of policemen linked to organized crime and drug trafficking. She had received death threats."

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