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By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just sixty days into the campaign, the 2012 municipal elections have already had more politically associated deaths and acts of violence than the 2010 elections. Over the past two months, twenty-two people have been murdered in incidents related to the upcoming elections.

This number is already 22 percent higher than it was in the 2010 elections, where eighteen people were killed over 118 days.

Due to these incidents of political violence . . .

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