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Human Rights Activist, Military Critic Executed in Rio de Janeiro

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilwoman was shot to death after leaving a town meeting in downtown Rio on Wednesday night. Marielle Franco was a human rights activist and favela-community resident who recently was chosen by the city’s legislature to monitor the military intervention issued by President Michel Temer for the state of Rio de Janeiro.

“Marielle's performance as a councilwoman and as a human rights activist makes the entire PSOL (Socialist and Liberty Party) proud and we will honor her by continuing her struggle,” said the left . . .

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