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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report from Fundação Abrinq and the Brazilian Ministry of Health shows a shocking increase in the number of deaths of young black Brazilian men caused by firearms over...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – State deputies of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly approved a bill that allows them to carry firearms by 44 votes in favor versus 11 against. However, the bill has already proven...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of firearm registrations by individuals citizens in Brazil has increased over five times in the past ten years, according to data compiled by the Sou da...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From the beginning of the 1980s to 2016, the total percentage of homicides in the country committed with firearms rose from forty percent to 71 percent according to the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The police arrested four people involved in the illegal importing of military weapons yesterday (Thursday, June 1st) at the the international airport in Rio de Janeiro. Authorities say the sixty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from dozens of social movements that work towards curbing violence in Brazil, a Special Commission at the Chamber of Deputies decided on Tuesday to approve a project that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A project in the Brazilian Congress will cancel one of the most important laws aimed at curbing gun violence in the country warn public safety organizations. The project, which seeks...
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...

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