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Arrest of Murder Suspects in Rio Spotlights Bolsonaro Family

  • Two men arrested on Tuesday for killing of Marielle Franco
  • Black, leftwing lawmaker Franco was assassinated one year ago
Jair Bolsonaro
Jair BolsonaroPhotographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg
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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons were in the spotlight on Tuesday over their ties with two suspected killers, reviving a sense of unease over his administration.

The day started with a police raid on the gated community in Rio de Janeiro where the president lives. One of his neighbors, a former police officer, was arrested for the murder of Marielle Franco. The assassination of Franco, a black legislator and human rights activist, shocked and divided Brazil in the run-up to last year’s violent and bitterly contested elections.