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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