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Bolsonaro Compares Violence in Rio de Janeiro to Venezuela

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, October 15th, Brazil's outspoken right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, visited the Special Police Operations Battalion (Bope) of Rio de Janeiro's Military Police and compared the violence in Rio de Janeiro to the crisis in Venezuela.

"What is happening with regard to crime in Rio does not happen anywhere in the world, except in countries that are in the process of total decay, like Venezuela," asserted Bolsonaro, who promised to fight to "preserve the human life of the good people like the police."

The former army captain . . .

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