2017: a rough year for Brazil

2017 rough year brazil gangs
Photo: Fernando Frazão/ABr (Sep. 2017)
2017 rough year brazil
Gangs were responsible for violent episodes in Rio. Photo: Fernando Frazão/ABr (Sep. 2017)

Brazil began 2017 in macabre fashion, with mass killings and violent deaths reaching alarming levels over the twelve months. In the first hours of the year, news spread of a deadly prison uprising in prisons in the North and Northeast, where brewing tensions...

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