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No end to violent deaths in Brazil: seven people killed every sixty minutes in 2016

Friday, November 10th 2017 - 00:50 UTC
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The number of violent deaths registered during 2016 in Brazil reached 61,600, a 4.7% increase compared to the previous year. This works out to seven people murdered per hour, on average, throughout the country, according to data from the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety released this week. Read full article


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  • Jack Bauer

    With the reduction in investment in public safety, a tendency that has been going on for years in most of Brazil - with a few isolated exceptions - the criminals feel safer and bolder to increase their level of activity, which results in more deaths. In Rio, the battle between government and organized crime is being won by the latter.

    Nov 10th, 2017 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Reduction in the investment in Public-Safety is INTENTIONAL.

    After all, in the slum areas [& at times, elsewhere too], while the Organized Crime controls all kinds of Trade & Transactions; the Drug-Lords “look after” the ELITE-Parasites.

    Weren't they able tell the well-armed troops [10'000 of them] literally to go f*ck themselves; kicking them out of RJ? This Was Yet Another Classic Case of EXCHANGE of FAVORS! In other words; there is NO “battle” but a “partnership” between ALL kinds of parasites.

    Nov 10th, 2017 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The “occupation” of Rio by the armed forces was just for show....instead of using them in what they were trained for, the government has them checking ID's at the entrances of the slums, while the sale of drugs and the daily shootouts carry on under their noses....not to mention that the criminals enter and leave the slum by paths that are left open. Instead of entering the slums and cleaning out the criminals, instead of going after the money trail - closing down bank acounts and confiscating organized crime funds - the government puts on a show to fool the people into believeing they are safe.

    Nov 11th, 2017 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    True! That's what I call as the Partnership of Parasites.

    Nov 11th, 2017 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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