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Brazil: Journalist Luiz Flavio Pinto Ordered to Pay US$15,000 for Defamation

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Brazil: Journalist Luiz Flavio Pinto Ordered to Pay US$15,000 for Defamation

In the case, Romulo Maionara Jr and Ronaldo Maionara accused Pinto of offending the honour and reputation of their father, a businessman who built the main media group in the region, Grupo Liberal for an article published in Jornal Pessoal, which Pinto runs, in 2005 which claimed that Romulo Maionara was involved in smuggling activities in the 1950s and 1970s. Pinto argued before the court that he was not the first to make these allegations, and presented copies of documents he believes prove that his allegations are general knowledge and also accurate. According to Pinto, such activities were commonplace in the isolated state of Para at that time.


By Article 19,,UK.


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