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Federal Intervention in Rio Completes 7 Months with Rises in Shootings and Deaths

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The well-publicized federal military intervention in Rio de Janeiro reaches its seventh month this week and according to the latest statistics there is little reason to celebrate.

According to the app, Fogo Cruzado, which allows users to report violent incidents to its community database, in the last seven months the app has recorded more than 5,800 gunfights and shootings throughout the Rio . . .

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