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By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Jair Bolsonaro government has championed crime statistics showing a drop in murders throughout the country, but research shows that the number of mass shootings in Rio de Janeiro has remained constant since last year.

The Brazilian data laboratory Fogo Cruzado told The Rio Times Thursday that a police operation in Belford Roxo left three people dead, bringing the number of mass shootings to 33. To qualify as a mass shooting, a case must involve at least three deaths. The total number of civilians killed in greater Rio from such events reached . . .

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