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Tag: Homicide Rates

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 62,000 were murdered in Brazil in 2016 equivalent to a rate of 30.3 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Atlas of Violence 2018, released by IPEA...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A leading figure in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (the MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), was assassinated last Thursday evening in the Northern state of...
Opinion, by Samantha BarthelemyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio de Janeiro state enjoyed February with the lowest rates of homicide since statistics started to be recorded in 1991. There were 368 killings in the second month of...

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