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ZEZINHO  CAZUZA

News Organization: RADIO XINGO FM

Died: 2000

Location: BRAZIL

Cazuza, a journalist with Radio Xingo FM in Caninde de Sao Francisco, was shotgunned to death March 13 after leaving a party. Cazuza had been a persistent critic of the local mayor, accusing him on a daily basis of corruption and malfeasance. According to the magazine "ISTO…," the mayor had threatened publicly to kill Cazuza. Two days after the murder, police arrested a man who said the mayor had paid him about $1,500 to kill Cazuza.