Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Podcast: Glenn Greenwald on Marielle Franco’s Murder, Rio, and Brazil’s 2018 Election

Reading Time: < 1 minuteOn this edition of “Deep South,” award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald offers his take on the current social and political climate in Brazil.
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Nearly two months have passed since the murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco, and the identity of her killers is still unknown. In this episode of Americas Quarterly’s podcast “Deep South,” award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald – who had a close personal connection to Franco – shares why he thinks whoever killed her may have had intimate knowledge of how police investigations are conducted in Brazil. “I don’t think (her killers) anticipated the importance of Marielle as a symbol and a repository of hope for so many people,” said Greenwald. AQ Editor-in-Chief Brian Winter also asks Greenwald about the potential impact of Franco’s case on this year’s upcoming elections and whether Jair Bolsonaro could really become Brazil’s next president.

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