​Louis Manouel Souza

07 December 2015

The 48-year-old radio host at Rádio Educadora FM 94.5 was shot dead in a rural by gunmen, according to media reports. The attackers, some of them driving in a truck, first confronted him as he was in his car. They shot at his car and tires, forcing Souza to flee to a wooded area, where he was shot, reports added.

The radio host had reportedly been threatened for his criticism on radio for violations of environment legislation. He himself spoke about the reaction to his reporting in a Facebook posting shortly before his killing, in which he vowed not to give in to pressure from his critics.