Three hundred and sixty-three days after the brutal assassination of left-wing Rio de Janeiro councilor Marielle Franco, investigators believe they finally found their man—or in this case, men. This morning, the city’s Homicide Division and Specialized Organized Crime Unit arrested Ronnie Lessa, 48, and Elcio Vieira de Queiroz, 46 for the murder of Ms. Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes. As was rumored by the investigation, both men were previously affiliated to the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro.
The São Paulo state government approved a law prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws in hotels, restaurants, bars, bakeries, night clubs, and all types of musical events and other commercial locations. It will come into force in Feb. 2020. #BrazilianReport https://t.co/x29twGuTKV
Brazil’s sixth-largest airport in terms of passengers and second-largest in terms of cargo—it receives 40 percent of all Brazil’s imports via air—Viracopos Airport, located in the city of Campinas, is going through a severe crisis. See more:
Spain's attorney general requested Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues—the Brazilian military man arrested while smuggling 39 kg of cocaine on a presidential plane in June— be sentenced to eight years in prison and a fine of EUR 4 million. #BrazilianReport
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