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Outrage Over Afroreggae Evandro João da Silva’s Killing

By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - Evandro João da Silva, coordinator of Afroreggae, one of Rio de Janeiro's largest non-profit organizations, was shot to death after being mugged on Sunday morning, October 18.  Evandro was on his way to the nightclub Dito e Feito in Rio's Centro district at around 1:30AM when he was robbed at the corners of Rua do Ouvidor and Rua do Carmo.

The death has shocked the Afroreggae community.  The NGO was founded in 1993 with the original aim of promoting Afro-Brazilian culture in the favela of Vig . . .

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