Researcher Identifies 69 Active Internet Nazi Groups in Santa Catarina State

Of the three groups in Brazil identifying themselves as local Ku Klux Klan branches, two are in Blumenau, one of the state's large cities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Santa Catarina is the state in Brazil with the second-most neo-Nazi groups active on the Internet. The confirmation is evidenced in the numbers from a new Brazilian research study that points to the growth of Nazi-inspired movements in Brazil.

According to the survey, Santa Catarina has 69 cells (groups of three to 40 people with common ideals and activities) in operation, behind only São Paulo, where 99 groups were identified.

The research was carried out by Adriana Dias, PhD in Social Anthropology at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), who has been . . .

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