Weekly Report - 27 July 2023 (WR-23-30)

BRAZIL: More progress in Marielle Franco investigation

The stalled investigation into one of Brazil’s most high-profile political assassinations in recent years, the murder of Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco in 2018, has seen some progress. On 24 July, federal police (PF) arrested another alleged conspirator in Franco’s murder, a former fireman, Maxwell Corrêa. Brazil’s justice & public security minister, Flávio Dino, expressed optimism that more arrests or testimony could emerge in this latest iteration of the investigation, which was reopened in February.

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