Opinion by Robert Muggah and Ilona Szabo de Carvalho

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week's slaughter of twenty elementary school children in the United States has tragic echoes with the massacre in Realengo, Rio de Janeiro earlier this year. At 8:30 AM on April 7th, Wellington Oliveira calmly walked into a classroom with two .38 and .32 caliber handguns, and shot twelve children dead.

At least sixty shots were fired and twenty boys and girls . . .

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