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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 08 July 2019

Prison massacre in Brazil highlights need for reform – but how?

Periodically, the underlying problems in Brazil’s prisons flare up in an explosion of violence. The often-gruesome nature of such incidents serves to draw attention to the structural failings of Brazil’s penitentiary system and gives visibility to calls for reform, but the past few years have seen few visible improvements.

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