Rio’s city council approves last Marielle Franco projects – sort of

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“Who killed Marielle Franco?”

Rio de Janeiro’s city council assembled on Wednesday to vote on the final projects of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic councilwoman Marielle Franco. Franco, who was murdered on March 14 in what police believe was a politically motivated killing, was only elected in October 2016, yet had been one of the municipality’s most active politicians. Franco introduced 13 laws within her first 13 months in office, asserting the rights of the city’s Afro-Brazilians, women, LGBTQ population and its favelas.

While city lawmakers did vote on five of the seven remaining bills, two were left out – and both of were...

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