Explaining Brazil #51: Marielle Franco, one year of impunity

For one year, Brazilians and the international community have called for the punishment of those responsible for the assassination of Rio’s City Councilor Marielle Franco. But investigations stalled, with the cops missing out on elementary steps of their job, such as talking to key witnesses. For one year, it seemed that the Marielle Franco case would never move forward. That is, until this week—when the first suspects were arrested by the police.

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Gustavo Ribeiro has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de São Paulo, Médiapart and Radio France Internationale. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Abril Prize for outstanding political journalism. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Margaret Huang is the Executive Director at Amnesty International USA. Ms. Huang previously served as Chief of Staff and as Deputy Executive Director for Campaigns and Programs at Amnesty International USA. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Rights Working Group, a coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups formed in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks

Maria Martha Bruno is a journalist with 14 years of experience in politics, arts, and breaking news. She has collaborated with Al Jazeera and CNN, among others, worked as a producer in Rio de Janeiro for NBC, and as an international correspondent in Buenos Aires.

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