Tens of thousands of people gathered on the streets of Rio de Janeiro to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis as he traveled in an open vehicle. The pope is in Brazil for the Catholic church's annual World Youth Day.
Former Brazilian President Lula is actively campaigning for another term from prison. His supporters contend his conviction is political, and they have set up a protest camp outside his detention facility in solidarity.
Marielle Franco, a rising star of Brazilian politics, has been murdered in what appeared to be a political assassination. Franco had accused Rio's police of killing innocent people in their battle with drug gangs.
Brazilian authorities have detained one of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious drug traffickers. Some 3,000 officers and troops were involved in the operation to arrest the man known to most by his nickname, "Rogerio 157."
More than a week after murdered councilwoman Marielle Franco was laid to rest in Rio de Janeiro, the dust is far from settling. Brazil has been confronted with its inequalities, Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes report.
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