The Assassination of Human Rights Activist Marielle Franco Was a Huge Loss for Brazil — and the World
But did you know that Brazil may actually lead the entire world in police brutality? Despite having 120 million fewer citizens than the U.S., Brazil had a staggering 4,224 people die at the hands of police in 2016. That number represents a 26 percent surge over the previous year.
This is an international human rights crisis. This is an egregious scandal.