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Who are the people working for drug cartels in Rio?

Who are the people working for drug cartels in Rio? organized crime murder rio de janeiro
Drug cartels are recruiting people of less than 12 years old

Under federal intervention since March 2018, Rio de Janeiro has been riddled with violence and organized crime. According to the NGO Public Safety Institute, the state of Rio de Janeiro registered 40 violent deaths for every 100,000 inhabitants in 2017 – a hike of 7.4 percent from 2016. In the state capital, 70 percent of residents want to leave the city to escape violence.

In order to dismantle the powerful drugs gangs, it is first necessary to understand how they work. And a study by the NGO Observatório de Favelas (Favela Observatory) tries to help...

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