Rio’s Complexo do Alemão Favela has 28 Shootings in 30 Days

The data from Fogo Cruzado indicated that violence has returned to being routine in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, with or without UPPs.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the international spotlight on the Carnival celebrations this weekend (February 24th to 28th), and the tourism season in full swing, there may be a lack of attention to the increased violence playing out in Rio's favela communities. However Complexo do Alemão, in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone), is reporting near daily shootings.

According to a new mobile app call "Fogo Cruzado" (Crossfire), 28 shootings were recorded in the region in thirty days. The app, which was launched in . . .

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