Shootings in Rio Up Almost Forty Percent Since Military Intervention

Since the start of the federal military intervention, shootings in Rio de Janeiro have risen 37 percent this year and sixty percent when compared to one year ago.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report released yesterday, July 25th, from the Popular Truth Commision (CPV), shootings in Rio de Janeiro from February, the start of the federal military intervention, to June climbed to 4,005, up 37 percent from the previous five month period when there were 2,924 shootings.

In addition, 4,005 shootings represents a sixty percent increase when compared to the same February to June period in . . .

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