Marielle Franco, Activist Against Brazil's Police Brutality, Assassinated in Rio
The Brazilian councilwoman—recognized for her advocacy against police brutality, sexual violence, and racial inequality, and for championing women’s and LGBTQ rights—was shot dead on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio Olympics Just Got $500 Million Less Secure
The slashing of the security budget for Rio has raised doubts over the city’s ability to guarantee the safety of visitors to the Games, as well as its ability to deal with potential terrorist attacks.
The Murder Rate Is Down in Rio — But Its Cops Continue to Kill
The authorities claim that the drop in homicides to their lowest level since 1991 is largely due to a special favela policing strategy, though others say more attention is also needed to shocking levels of police brutality, including a string of...