Rio Seethes With Anger After Ágatha’s Senseless Death. Will its Governor Feel the Heat?

The fifth young child to have been killed in Rio’s favelas this year alone, Ágatha Félix's death appears to have galvanized public opinion as shocked Cariocas continue to react online, in the media, and on the streets.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Column) As I write, just a day after the death of eight-year-old Ágatha Félix, the city of Rio de Janeiro feels as if it is about to explode. The tension, anger, and raw emotion is palpable – not just in favela communities – but bubbling across the entire city.

Ágatha was traveling with her mother, Vanessa Sales, in one of the Kombi vans which . . .

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