Renato Freitas is a Black City Councillor in Curitiba, Brazil. He and others joined in national protests over the killing of Congolese immigrant Mugenyi Kabagambe, who was beaten to death after demanding back wages he was owed. The killing was caught on video and sparked outrage throughout the country. Freitas and others protested peacefully but false accusations and racism led to his impeachment.
Carol Dartora is also a Black City Councillor in Curitiba and a candidate for Brazil’s congress. Brian Mier is Brazil correspondent for the TeleSur English TV news program From the South. Brian Mier also provided English interpretation for Carol Dartora. Carol and Brian join us from Brazil.