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Latest Marielle arrests bring new links to Bolsonaro family

Marielle case: Josinaldo "Djaca" Freitas and Jair Bolsonaro
Josinaldo “Djaca” Freitas took pictures with President Jair Bolsonaro. (Instagram)

Over a year and a half later, law enforcement is gradually getting closer to finding out who ordered the assassination of left-wing Rio de Janeiro City Councillor Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, in March 2018. The Rio civil police arrested four people on Thursday morning, all of whom are connected to retired military policeman Ronnie Lessa, arrested for Ms. Franco’s murder in March.

Beyond the slow unraveling of the crime, the developments in the Marielle Franco case have gotten uncomfortably close to the family of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro. Despite no members of the Bolsonaro clan being...

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