Lourence “Leo” Veras

The correspondent for various Brazilian media and editor of Porã News website was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his home, located in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero. Media reports said that at least two unknown persons shot him several times, fatally injuring him. He was taken to hospital where he finally died.

According to his family, Veras had been receiving threats from mafia groups for years and even had security guards in 2013.