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Former Brazilian President Lula: It's Clear Marielle Franco's Assassination Was Premeditated

Former Brazilian President Lula: It's Clear Marielle Franco's Assassination Was Premeditated

Democracy Now!

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we spend the hour with Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is now running for president again. We begin our discussion with the assassination of 38-year-old Rio city councilmember and human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was killed last week. Franco, who was a black lesbian, was known for her fierce criticism of police killings in Brazil’s impoverished favela neighborhoods. Her death comes at a pivotal moment for Brazil and the future of democracy in South America’s largest country.

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