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Brazil falling behind in its fight against pedophilia

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On March 28, 2019, São Paulo’s civil police knocked on the front door of a professor and engineer in a coastal town. In order to avoid fanfare, law enforcement informed the building’s staff that they were there to investigate a case of corruption in state-owned companies. But the real reasons were different: police were there as part of Operation Light on Childhood, one of Brazil’s most extensive police probes into child abuse rings, which ended with hundreds of people arrested and more than 761,000 child abuse images seized.

After entering the apartment, the officers split up and blocked the...

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