Journalist murdered at the Paraguayan border

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News RSF_en Receive email alerts “The arrest of three suspects is very encouraging,” the international press freedom organisation said.”The border zone between Brazil and Paraguay is unfortunately known for its trafficking and contraband, which is dangerous for a journalist to expose,” it added.At the start of April, Roman was questioned by police, who suspected him of visiting an illegal gaming house. The journalist deputised for a municipal councillor in Sapucaia, a member of the Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT). to go further Reporters Without Borders expressed its deep dismay after radio presenter Samuel Roman was murdered in Coronel Sapucaia, a Brazilian town on the border with Paraguay.Roman, 37, was shot dead by two men on 20 April in front of his home on an avenue between twin towns Coronel Sapucaia (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil) and Capitán Bado (Paraguay). Brazilian police who are heading the investigation said they believe four men, riding motor bikes, were involved in the killing.Two men fired several shots at him as two accomplices waited on the Paraguayan side of the road. The four then fled to Paraguay. Roman apparently tried to flee but was hit in the back by 11 bullets. He was dead on arrival at the local medical centre.Police Commissioner Antenor Batista da Silva Júnior was quoted by the website as saying he expected the murder case to be quickly cleared up. On 22 April Paraguayan police arrested three suspects, who were immediately handed over to Brazilian police.According to they were reportedly Brazilians Ricardo Antônio Machado, Fabiano Lucena dos Santos and Luciano Gregório de Lucena. Paraguayan police were already hunting the three for a murder in Capitán Bado on 5 April. One of them reportedly has links with Luiz Fernando da Costa, aka “Seaside Fernandinho”, a Rio de Janeiro drug trafficker, who controls cannabis growing in the region. Roman, a Brazilian national, worked for 20 years in local radio in Amambay province in Paraguay. He was very well known in Capitán Bado. According to the Brazilian website, he owned a station there, Conquista. He presented a phone-in programme called “Voice of the People” on which he invited listeners to comment on political life in Coronel Sapucaia. According to the local press he used it to expose drug trafficking and rampant criminality in the region.”Since there is a strong likelihood the murder was linked to the journalist’s revelations, we urge you to do your utmost to discover the motives and to identify whoever ordered the killing,” said Reporters Without Borders, in a letter to José Orcirio Miranda dos Santos, governor of Mato Grosso do Sul state. Organisation Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin Americacenter_img Samuel Roman was gunned down on 20 April in Coronel Sapucaia, Brazil. Three suspects were arrested on 22 April. The journalist, who worked for a radio station in the neighbouring town of Capitán Bado, Paraguay, was known for his exposures of Brazil’s political class and of organised crime.Ler a versão portuguesa Follow the news on Brazil April 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered at the Paraguayan border May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Reports News News BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Antonio Brown, facing sexual assault allegations, cut by Patriots after 1 game

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmaillittleny/iStock(BOSTON) — Antonio Brown played just one game for the New England Patriots before the team released the star wide receiver, who’s facing multiple sexual assault allegations.Brown seemed to confirm his release in a tweet, writing, “Thank you for the opportunity.”He later tweeted, “The marathon continues.”Thanks for the opportunity appreciate @Patriots— AB (@AB84) September 20, 2019“The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.,” the Patriots said in a statement Friday.Brown’s agent tweeted a message making it clear that they do not see this as the end of his time in the league, however.“It’s unfortunate things didn’t work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon,” Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus wrote on Twitter.Just two days after the Patriots announced they’d signed Brown, the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver was accused of sexual assault and rape by his former trainer.Britney Taylor, who accused Brown of sexual assault on multiple instances, had planned to meet with the NFL last week, sources told ABC News.ABC News does not usually name alleged victims of sexual assault, but Taylor’s lawyer gave permission and reiterated the lawsuit was not filed anonymously.Brown, through his attorney, denied all the allegations and suggested his accuser was just trying to extort him. He said the relationship was consensual.“Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit,” Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, said in a statement after the suit was filed. “He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations.”Brown was traded to Oakland from Pittsburgh in March and signed a three-year, $50 million extension, but after feuding with the NFL over his helmet type and with Raiders management, his contract was voided and he went on to sign with the Patriots.He unsuccessfully filed multiple grievances with the NFL, who outlawed his type of helmet due to updates safety regulations.Brown’s time in Oakland only grew more controversial after he secretly recorded and released a conversation with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Following a reported practice field spat with Oakland General Manager Mike Mayock, Brown asked the Raiders to release him. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by September 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Antonio Brown, facing sexual assault allegations, cut by Patriots after 1 gamecenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Ascot home’s humble start ends as an entertainer’s oasis

first_imgAlthough the couple have owned the house for two years they had to wait a year before they could move in while they carried out extensive renovations.And while that was a substantial job, Mrs McLennan said they were prepared to do it as she had recognised from the start just what the house could become. The house at 19 Upper Lancaster Rd, Ascot has multiple rooms suitable for use as offices.The suburb had also been a big drawcard for the family because it had a strong sense of community and was very close to the city.“It is such a great community, there are a lot of local clubs close by, you’ve got Ascot State School, Eagle Junction State School is also very good and not far away, there is a swim club at Ascot and it is close to beautiful Oriel Park.’’ The home sits on a 834sq m block of land and has a large void at the entrance which includes banks of glass. What was once a fairly basic brick and tile home is now an executive-style home in Ascot.What started out as a fairly basic brick house when they bought it two years ago has been transformed into a modern Ascot executive-style home by owners Rachelle and Ross McLennan. RELATED: The outdoor entertaining zone and pool.“I love being in the kitchen actually, the kitchen flows on to the dining and family room, it just all opens out visually straight out on to the pool area and we have got lovely landscaping surrounding the backyard. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“It is just very private, it is like a private oasis. “You don’t see any of the neighbours, it is so quiet where we are and we get beautiful northerly breezes because we are quite high up on the hill. “I also really enjoy the parents’ retreat which is in the front part of the house just next to the void as you come up the stairs. It is just a nice place to read or play games with the kids.’’The house also multiple rooms suitable for use as offices, two upstairs and one on the lower level toward the entrance of the house.‘‘I also practice kinesiology so I have a treatment room at the front of the house so clients don’t have to come into the house, it is sort of right off the entrance, which is really convenient but anyone else buying the house could also use that as an office or to run a business.’’Mrs McLennan said. Iconic house gets a modern makeover The parents’ retreat with its stone fireplace is one of her favourite parts of the home along with the kitchen.“That is where we do a lot of our living,’’ Mrs McLennan said. The kitchen has Calacatta stone benchtops, dual Ilve ovens, Ilve gas cooktop, Bosch integrated dishwasher and bar fridges. There is also a butler’s pantry with an additional fridge, dishwasher, sink and storage. From the pool looking back at the house,On the upstairs level is the parents’ retreat which has a wall of glass as well as a balcony which allows views over the suburb.The open-plan living and dining area connect to the outdoors through bi-fold doors. The outdoor area includes a patio, outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue and the pool and pool house. Styling smashes street record In the main bedroom are his and her walk-in robes, balcony access and an ensuite with dual vanities, deep bath and double-headed shower with rainwater head.On the upper level is another bedroom, a main bathroom with resort-style steam room. Three bedrooms are on the ground level. Old meets new in grand reno The kitchen has Calcutta stone benchtops, dual Ilve ovens and Ilve gas cooktop and Bosch integrated dishwasher and bar fridges.“Basically as soon as it went on the market, I saw it and just knew it was a really good renovator, it was an early eighties’ brick home, it was built in 1983, and we basically just gutted it,’’ she said.The home now has five bedrooms, they re-did the swimming pool and changed the entrance of the house.“We also added a whole western wing onto the side of the house and it has a separate games room out the back in the pool pavilion,’’ Mrs McLennan said. 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Local mother and her twin brothers killed days after attempting to get a restraining order

first_imgA West Palm Beach mother and her twin brothers were found dead just eight days after a judge denied the woman a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and would be killer.The incident occurred Wednesday around 10 p.m. on Cole Street, just north of Belvedere and North Military Trail.  Authorities responded to the scene to find 40-year-old Yasnai Moliner Yera and her two twin brothers dead inside of a home while Yera’s boyfriend and the father of her two-year-old son 41-year-old Yuniel Martinez De La Cotera, was standing next to a vehicle in the street. While several people are blaming the judge for not issuing a restraining order, a local domestic violence advocate spoke to our news partners at CBS12 and explained that even though Yera wrote a letter to the judge explaining that her ex-boyfriend was “emotionally and mentally abusing me,” it was not enough to gain a restraining order.“She is talking about him taking their money and him taking the car and him threatening to take the house and of course, for a lot of victims, those are immediate emergency type things. But they don’t meet the legal definition of domestic violence. There is nothing in here about whether he has threatened her life, threatened to harm her or that he actually did physically,” said Dr. Mary Cauthen, YWCA Chief Program Officer.Dr. Cauthen continued saying that under Florida law, a judge can only issue a restraining order if the victim can show they have been physically abused or are receiving threats of physical violence.While the judge did not immediately issue a restraining order to Yera, she was scheduled for a hearing about the case that was supposed to take place this week.Yuneil Martinez De La Cotera Leon is currently being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on three counts of first degree murder.last_img read more