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Two Months On, Brazilians Still Ask: Who Killed Marielle Franco?

May 08, 2018

More than 50 days after Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes were shot to death – an act that ignited protests, dominated Brazil’s front pages and earned international condemnation – the questions of who murdered them, and why, remain unanswered. 

While news outlets in Rio have reported troubling details about the March 14 shooting – including the fact that the bullets used in the downtown Rio attack were part of a shipment sold to the police – investigators have issued few public statements, fueling pessimism the case will ever be solved...

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