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UPDATED: More on the death of Luís Araújo, environment secretary in Altamira Brazil

This morning's news updates out of Brazil say that police have confirmed the killing was an assassination, at least 10 shots were fired (14 entry/exit wounds have been found on the body) and that due to the method of the killing and as nothing was stolen, it was almost certainly a contract killing, for reasons as yet unknown.

UPDATE: This report from local newspaper Diario de Pernambuco states that Araújo had told his colleagues that he'd been getting death threats from illegal loggers, as he headed up a program to stop deforestation in the region.