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How violence hampers the Brazilian economy

How violence hampers the Brazilian economy

The Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research released the 2019 Brazilian Violence Map—showing that the country registered 65,602 murders in 2017. This number, however, is not equally distributed.

While the overall murder rate jumped 24% in 10 years, the rise in North and Northeastern states (the country’s poorest) was a staggering 68%. Youth and black males are also much more in danger than any other population group.

These numbers are explained by the success of drug gangs in the Southeast, which have branched out to other regions. They benefited from...

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