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Former Brazilian President Lula: It’s Clear Marielle Franco’s Assassination Was Premeditated

 

We begin our discussion with the assassination of 38-year-old Rio city council member and human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was killed last week. Franco, who was a black lesbian, was known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil’s impoverished favela neighborhoods. Her death comes at a pivotal moment for Brazil and the future of democracy in South America’s largest country.

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