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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An estimated seven thousand people took to the streets of Copacabana near Copacabana Palace in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) on Sunday, July 29th, in the fourth annual "Black Women's...
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 Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting at 4PM, this Thursday, July 12th there will be a march, entitled ‘Quanto Mais Tem Que Morrer Pra Essa Guerra Acabar?’ (How Many More Have to Die for This...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, May 30th, Rio's Civil Police announced it had apprehended 33-year-old Thiago Macaco in connection with the April 8th murder of Carlos Alexandre Pereira. Macaco was arrested in...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Human Rights established a National Pact against LGBT-POV (violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transvestites) last week on Tuesday, May 15th, which aims to combat...
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 Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Thursday, April 26th, Circo Voador, in Lapa, hosts the show "Marielle Gigante" (Giant Marielle), a homage to the Carioca councilwoman who was brutally murdered on March 14, 2018. Several...
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...

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