Analysis: Recent Shooting Highlights Violent Climate in Brazilian Politics

The murder of a candidate for city council in Minas Gerais after denouncing the Mayor sheds light on the political violence in the country. According to an NGO, Brazil has seen 125 cases of executions or attacks against politicians since 2016.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At around 3 PM on Thursday, September 24th, Cassio Remis, an attorney and PSDB candidate for city council in Patrocínio (Minas Gerais State), made a live stream on his Facebook page to denounce a work by the City Hall.

Half an hour later, Remis was Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?