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Marielle Franco
The 38-year-old Rio de Janeiro city councilmember and human rights activist—known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil's impoverished favela neighborhoods—was killed last week
Jake Johnson, staff writer
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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Labor reform proposal, just passed by lower house of Congress, would severely...


With Brazil's World Cup three weeks away, up to 250,000 unsightly poor people have been driven out of their favelas; thousands of subsequently homeless people have been evicted from encampments; strikes and protests are rampant; and thousands of angry squatters remain in encampments set up to protest a country that spends $14 billion "to have a lovely World Cup and for the city to look nice, yet we still see children sleeping in the street." Street artist Paulo Ito's furious portrayal of the...