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Brazil has abandoned its public safety

Brazil has abandoned its public safety
Protest against urban violence in Rio. Photo: Fernando Frazão
Brazil has abandoned its public safety
Protest against urban violence in Rio. Photo: Fernando Frazão

Over the course of 2016, Brazil registered 61,619 murders. It’s the highest number in our history, and translates into 7 murders every hour. Another 71,796 went missing. These numbers help illustrate how the Brazilian state has so miserably failed to keep its citizens safe. In Rio de Janeiro, 70 percent...

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