Almost all of the victims were male; A recent decision to introduce the military in Rio to combat gang violence has made little headway, some observers say. Angela said: "I was in hospital for over two months and in the most awful pain for at least 20 days, even morphine had little effect.
Her death touched a nerve in Brazil, where more than 50 percent identify as black or mixed-race, yet most politicians are white men. Political office in Brazil is gained by clientism, and since women rarely hold powerful positions in business, they are outsiders of the system. Additionally, there were k tweets with the hashtag EleNunca NeverHim.