The Hell with Samba Beat

execution-style murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman who was an outspoken critic of police killings of poor residents.
The death of a Brazilian community leader followed concerns about contaminated water around the aluminium plant.

There were 58,383 violent deaths in Brazil that year (2015), according a report by the Brazilian Forum for Public Security,

Brazilian lawmakers closed ranks to shield President Michel Temer from standing trial on obstruction of justice and corruption charges, sparing him in the second such case in just two months.

IT WAS a moment many Brazilians thought they would never see. On April 7th, after spending three days among his supporters in the headquarters of the metalworkers’ union in São Bernardo do Campo, a suburb of São Paulo, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, handed himself over to the federal police.