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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between 2019 and 2020, Brazil plunged ten positions in a ranking that measures the "peace index" and the absence of violence in 163 countries worldwide, according to a report released on Wednesday, June 10th, by the Australian think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

The country now ranks 126th, behind nations long known for their high violence rates, such as El Salvador and Guatemala, and almost 100 places below Uruguay, the most peaceful country in South America.

The level of peacefulness in Brazil is "low," according to the report's rating, prepared and released annually . . .

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