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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 15 March 2019

Arrests made in Brazil’s Franco murder case

On 14 March 2018, leftist Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco was shot dead, along with her driver Anderson Gomes, in what has been treated as a politically-motivated assassination. On 12 March 2019, two days before the one-year anniversary of this murder which shook Brazil, Rio’s civil police arrested two men for killing Franco and Gomes, the first significant breakthrough in what has been a protracted investigation.

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