Ambassador P. Michael McKinley’s Statement on Death of Federal Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki

“On behalf of the United States Mission to Brazil, I would like to express our profound regret for the tragic death of Federal Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki and other victims of the terrible air crash in Paraty, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Justice Zavascki dedicated his life to Brazilian people and law. For his commitment and dedication, we know his early loss will be felt particularly by the Supreme Court. We commune with the millions of Brazilians in mourning and we express our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families in this sad event.”

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