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Report: More Than 58,000 Violent Deaths Last Year in Brazil

Brazil reached a new peak of violence last year with more than 58,000 violent deaths, a watchdog group said Thursday.   In a statement ahead of the release of its annual report on public security in the South American giant, the Brazilian Forum of Public Security said the number of violent deaths was up nearly 5 percent last year from 2013, when the country suffered a then high of 55,000 such deaths.   The report takes into account homicides, manslaughter, killings by police...

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