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Rio de Janeiro Names March 14th to be Marielle Franco Day

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, signed into law earlier this week an official date commemorating the still unsolved murder of council woman Marielle Franco. March 14th will be "Marielle Franco Day - a day against the genocide of the black woman" in Rio.

The law (Lei 8.054/18) establishes that public and private institutions promote debates and lectures on the date, with the purpose of encouraging reflection on the murder of black women in Brazil.

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