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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Violence against the elderly is an important health problem throughout the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Brazil, media outlets reported on Thursday, World Elderly Abuse Aware Day, many cases of abandonment and hardships faced by the elderly in the country.

In Rio de Janeiro, for example, the number of reported abuse cases during the first five months of 2017 increased by one . . .

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