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Category Archives: assassinations

“Everything points to a political motivation behind this execution”, says member of anti-fascist police group on the murder of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco


Note from BW of Brazil: In our ongoing coverage of the murder of Rio-based city council member Marielle Franco, some very intriguing opinions have surfaced in discussions of the motives … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bullets used in execution of Marielle Franco were sold to Military Police in 2006; same bullets used in police bloodbath resulting in 23 death hit in 2015


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil is still reeling from the brutal murder of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver last Wednesday. But along with their murders come some … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

Six Brazilian rappers killed in the last two years; communities suspect Military Police death squads


Top: DJ Felipe, MC Duda, MC Felipe Boladão Bottom: DJ Lah, MC Primo, MC Careca In São Paulo, Hip Hop is one of the strongest cultural movements in the city. In … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

According to insiders, “In each battalion of the Military Police there’s a death squad”: Does this explain why so many black men are being killed?


  Civil Police reveal how the new death squads of São Paulo work and denounce the persecutions the agents suffer that refuse to kill and torture Since the debut of … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rapper DJ Lah among seven massacred in São Paulo; São Paulo rapper 2Pac among survivors: Community suspects a police hit


Rapper is among victims of the latest massacre in São Paulo DJ Lah, of the group Conexão do Morro, is one of seven killed in the early hours of Saturday … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Three missing males found executed; 6 Military Police being accused


Fernando Ferreira Ribeiro, 17, Allan Rodrigues Alves, 18, and his brother Thiago Rodrigues Alves, 24 Continuing with our ongoing coverage of police homicide and misconduct, three men had been reported … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

In the northeastern state of Paraíba in 2010, 1,329 blacks were murdered compared to 49 whites; a rate of 27 times higher


Sign: For the end of the extermination of black youth More blacks die in Paraíba, according Map of Violence report by Camila Alves The number of black homicide victims in … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 1 Comment