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José Cândido Amorim Pinto , Rádio Comunitária Alternativa
1 July 2005

Known as "Jota Cândido" to his listeners, José Cândido Amorim Pinto was gunned down on the morning of 1 July 2005 in Carpina, in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, as he was parking his car outside Rádio Comunitária Alternativa, where he worked. Two men riddled him with bullets before making off on a motorcycle. He had been receiving threats for almost six months and had been injured in an earlier shooting attack on 21 May.

A Carpina municipal council and presenter of an investigative programme for his radio station, Amorim often reported and commented about corruption cases on the air. Recent targets of his investigations included Carpina mayor Manoel Botafogo and local parliamentary representative Antonio Moraes.