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Tag: Marcelo Freixo

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Prosecutor's Office and the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police announced Tuesday morning that two suspects of killing councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were arrested...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilman being investigated in relation to the murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes in April, has requested that federal authorities take...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday afternoon, April 16th, family members of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, met with Rio's Chief of Civil Police, Rivaldo Barbosa, to hear an update...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO – The voters of Rio have spoken, and for the first time in its history, those who did not vote, or who voted for neither of the candidates in the run-off election, achieved...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A month of Sundays after the first round of Rio’s mayoralty election, the mendacious mud-slinging machines have been mothballed, so voters can return to their favorite pastime—watching novelas — without the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eduardo Paes appears to be heading for re-election as Rio Mayor after an opinion poll published on Saturday gave him a 54-percent share of the vote. The Datafolha poll,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday it was confirmed that State Deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSOL) and his family had fled to Europe after receiving seven separate death threats in the past month....
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Magistrates Association (AMB) asked Justice Minister Cardozo to create a special task force to solve the murder of Judge Patrícia Acioli (47 years). She was assassinated last...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The recent pacification of favela Mangueira in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone) completes the process of preparing all favela complexes in the vicinity of the Maracanã Stadium for...

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