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Tag: Gun control

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed on Tuesday (January 15th) a decree that eases the rules for the possession of firearms in the country. The decree was received with criticism...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The latest figures released last week show that the number of homicides in Brazil rose steadily between 2011 and 2012, with a 7.8 percent increase in the number...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Gun registration in Brazil has soared over the past eight years, according to research by Globo. Data collected from the Federal Police shows the number of guns with legal licenses jumping...
Opinion by Robert Muggah and Ilona Szabo de Carvalho RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week's slaughter of twenty elementary school children in the United States has tragic echoes with the massacre in Realengo, Rio de Janeiro earlier this year....
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The young man, 23-year-old Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, who shot and killed twelve children at his former school in Realengo (Zona Oeste, West Zone), before taking is own...

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