Study Shows Brazil Among Leaders in Child Homicides

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A study released by the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) on Thursday, June 30th, shows that 29 children and teenagers were murdered per day in Brazil in 2013, ranking the country in third place in child homicides among the 85 countries analyzed.

“Despite the myth of [people] being friendly and cordial in Brazil, the country is extremely violent," sociologist Julio Jacobo Waiselfisz, coordinator of the Program of Studies on Violence FLACSO Brazil and the author of the study told a government news source.

According to the study 10,520 . . .

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