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What’s behind Brazil’s drop in murders

In today’s issue: What’s behind Brazil’s drop in murders. After ‘pact,’ government believes in rapid vote on pension reform. Unqualified labor can’t occupy basic spots. The rape accusation against Neymar.

What’s behind Brazil’s drop in murders

In 2018, Brazil registered its biggest drop in murders in over a decade (13%)—a trend that has continued this year.

Gang wars are the main reasons for spikes in murder rates across several states in the past few years—while peace between drug lords is also part of the lowering number of deaths. Meanwhile, authorities in some states have adopted a harder—but organized—stance against...

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