Crisis Over Prisons in Brazil Continues

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff defended her government's public safety policies across the nation in an interview with two radio stations on Monday amid growing national and international outrage over violence at Brazil's overcrowded prisons.

Rousseff has come under fire from her opposition, particularly Brazilian Social Democracy Party's presidential hopeful, Aécio Neves, who criticized Rousseff's "hands-off approach" to public safety last week at a luncheon in São Paulo city. Neves said that Rousseff's government places the entire responsibility on the states, acting . . .

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