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'Brazil is at war': election plays out amid homicidal violence

'Brazil is at war': election plays out amid homicidal violence

Publicerat av Tony Harkén fredag, 05 oktober 2018.

Latin America’s largest democracy suffered a record 63,880 homicides last year and the phenomenon is driving some to support the hardline policies of candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil broke its own record for homicides last year, according to new figures which showed that 63,880 people were killed in 2017 – a 3% increase from the previous year.

Data from the independent Brazilian Public Security Forum said that an average of 14 people died at the hands of police officers every day – an increase of 20% from the previous year.

Rapes also rose 8% to 60,018, while murders of women increased 6.1% to 4,539.

Read more at - www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/04/brazil-violence-election-jair-bolosonaro-fernando-haddad

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