Campaigner Murdered Day After Reporting Threat in Magé, Rio de Janeiro State

On Thursday, the day before the murder, Renata Castro told the Federal Police that she had filed a complaint against the mayor of Magé, Rafael Tubarão, alleging that she had been threatened with death.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A woman was shot dead in Magé Friday morning in Magé, a city in the Baixada Fluminense region north of Rio de Janeiro. Renata Castro, 40, was murdered outside her home on Florêncio Vidal street. According to investigations, she was a campaigner for the Cozzolino family, traditional in the city's politics and has controlled Magé for several terms in the past.

According to witnesses, Renata was shot at least 14 times. She is known in the municipality for posting videos on the internet with accusations against the current city hall.

On Thursday, the day . . .

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