New Round Of Threats Against Cartoonist Carlos Latuff
The Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff appeared on a widely-repeated television feature news story on Al Jazeera late last week over the weekend, where he claims to have received multiple death threats due to his work. At apparent issue is a crack the cartoonist made about a boy murdering his Sao Paulo police officer father and the rest of his family as deserving of a medal.
Latuff is no stranger to severe reactions to his very strong statements, those made vocally as well as through his cartoons. His aggressive stands regarding Middle Eastern politics have achieved special resonance after the Arab Spring. He has called for the dismantling of special arms of the Sao Paolo police while under the spotlight the death threats have tossed is way.