“They Said If I Climbed in Polls They’d Kill Me”: Candidate Who Survived Murder Attempted

PSDB's Solange Freitas, who is running in the city of Baixada Santista, had her car gunned down last Wednesday, November 11th. According to her, violence discourages women from entering politics. Over 80 candidates and militants have been killed during the electoral campaign.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Journalist Solange Freitas, a PSDB (Brazilian Social Democratic Party) candidate for the São Vicente City Council, in Baixada Santista (SP), claims to have been the target of two death threats during the campaign before being attacked last Wednesday, November 11th.

A man on a motorcycle shot five times at the window of the vehicle's passenger seat. The car was armored and the bullets failed to break the glass. In . . .

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