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Brazil records highest number of transfemicides in a year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil continues to be the most unsafe country for transvestites and transgender people, reporting for the 13th consecutive time the highest number of transfemicides in a year with 125, according to a report by the organization Transgender Europe (TGEU).

Seventy percent of all recorded murders occurred in South and Central America, with 33% in Brazil, totaling 125 murders, followed by Mexico with 65 deaths and the United States with 53.

Brazil's National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (ANTRA) reported 175 transfeminicides in 2020 alone and mapped 80 deaths in the first half of 2021.

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