Brazilian Politics Hit by Wave of Violence Ahead of Sunday Vote

In recent years, experts say violence has become more widespread in a polarized Brazil where more guns are available and new criminal organizations are consolidating power in cities such as Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians return to the polls in 57 cities on Sunday, November 29th, for the runoffs of municipal elections that have seen surging violence involving assassinations and physical attacks on candidates.

In two months of campaigning leading up to the first round of voting on November 15th, there were 200 murders, attempted murders or otherwise injured candidates, according to Brazilian electoral authority TSE.

That compares to 63 cases . . .

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