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Weekly Report - 28 February 2019 (WR-19-08)

BRAZIL: Homicides fall, but challenges remain

While much of Brazil’s attention is focused this week on the street parties and samba shows of Carnival, on 27 February news site G1 released annual homicide statistics for 2018. These show an overall decrease in lethal violence across Brazil after a record number of homicides in 2017, an improved scenario on which President Jair Bolsonaro will have to build if he is to achieve his promise of fighting crime and insecurity.

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