Gangs in Brazil

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Homicide rates in Rio de Janiero compared to US cities

Seminar on
violence in Rio

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Prison Revolt in Sao Paolo Ends

neither Peace nor War

This study was based on a study in Rio de Janiero by Luke Downdney and Viva Rio, Children of the Drug Trade.

Although there may be some similarities between children working for drug factions in Rio de Janeiro and gang youth in other urban cities, Viva Rio felt that categorising child drug faction workers in such a manner does not adequately represent the reality of their situation. Furthermore, Viva Rio felt that if the plight of children and adolescents working in an armed capacity for drug factions in the city was to be recognised, understood and addressed within Brazil and by the international community, the specificity of the situation in Rio de Janeiro merited further investigation.

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