Husband of Brazilian Federal Deputy Assassinated

The targeting of politicians and those close to them is nothing new in the state of Rio de Janeiro which has seen an uptick in the number of officeholders and associates that have been gunned down over the last several years.

By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A well-known Brazilian politician's husband was shot and killed early Sunday morning in what police said has signs of being a targeted assassination.

Anderson do Carmo was followed to his Niteroi home by two men on motorcycles where, according to the authorities, he was shot and killed while getting out of his car.

Carmo was a pastor and the husband of Flordelis dos Santos Souza, a gospel singer and congressinal Deputy for the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian site Extra reported that authorities were pursuing the possibility that a . . .

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