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Brazil Is Targeting Its Black Population For Death

AFRICANGLOBE - A Black person is murdered in Brazil every 23 minutes. What’s startling about that statistic — and Brazil’s record-high murder rate, in general — is that it is all too often the Brazilian police responsible for killing a generation of Black mothers, fathers, future doctors, promising artists and composers — and rising politicians like Marielle Franco.

Brazil: Culprits Who Assassinated Black Activist Marielle Franco ‘Identified’

AFRICANGLOBE - The head of the investigation confirmed the assassination was carried out by paramilitary members with the "very likely" participation of politicians. Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman, who was critical of police violence and the right-wing government, was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro along with her driver Anderson Gomes the night of Mar. 14, two weeks after she was named a rapporteur in a special commission to monitor military intervention in Rio de Janeiro.
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