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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, signed into law earlier this week an official date commemorating the still unsolved murder of council woman Marielle...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 13th, authorities investigating the Marielle Franco assasination subpoenaed Domingos Brazão, a councilor from the State Audit Court of Rio de Janeiro (Tribunal de Contas do Estado or...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An extensive security scheme was set up on Thursday night in the center of Rio de Janeiro to recreate the assassination of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Sunday, April 8th, the body of community activist, Carlos Alexandre Pereira, was found in a car riddled with bullets on Estrada Cumaru in Taquara in Rio's Zona Oeste (West...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro is the most dangerous for Brazilian politicians, having registered thirteen murders from 2000 to 2016 according to data released yesterday, March 19th. The report...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ammunition used to kill Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, Marielle Franco and her driver on Wednesday night came from a lot sold to the Federal Police in 2006 and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. The assassination...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilwoman was shot to death after leaving a town meeting in downtown Rio on Wednesday night. Marielle Franco was a human rights activist and favela-community...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Campaigning political reporter and blogger Décio Sá was killed last week by a gunman in Maranhão state in Brazil’s north-east. Mr. Sá, who worked for O Estado do Maranhão...
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