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First name:  Mafaldo

Last name:  Bezerra Goes

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journaliste
  • Media outlet:  FM Rio Jaguaribe
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  Brazil

  • Died:  22 Feb 2013 Brazil
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes


Goes was on his way to the radio station where he worked, when he was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle. Police chief Vera Lúcia Granja immediately said he thought the murder was linked to the victim’s work. Goes often reported crimes on the air, and did not hesitate to name suspects. The Iguatu Notícias website quoted a police source as saying he may have been killed on the orders of local drug trafficker currently in prison.


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