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Wilson Witzel believes letting cops kill will lead him to Brazil’s presidency

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Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel

The story of 8-year-old Ágatha Félix has moved Rio de Janeiro and the country as a whole. Last week, while sitting in the back of a van alongside her mother in a cluster of favelas known as Complexo do Alemão, in the north of Rio de Janeiro, Ágatha was shot in the back by an assault rifle. Eye-witness reports suggest the culprits were military police officers.

Ágatha was rushed to a nearby hospital but died of her injuries.

The response was explosive and immediate. Protests were organized all over the city, with demonstrators throwing red paint all over the...

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