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Brazil Registers 142,000 Complaints About Violence in 2017

By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the year 2017, Brazil’s free telephone service for human rights violations and domestic violence, “Disque 100” (Dial 100), received a total of 142,666 complaints nationwide. The service is the country’s main communication platform for reporting violence.

The total number of reports is 9,604 more than those registered in 2016. The data was recently released by the National Ombudsman of the Ministry of Human . . .

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