Rio Registers Highest Number of Murdered Politicians in Brazil

According to study done by Unirio's political scientists, 79 candidates to Brazil's executive and legislative powers were executed between 2000 and 2016.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro is the most dangerous for Brazilian politicians, having registered thirteen murders from 2000 to 2016 according to data released yesterday, March 19th. The report is the result of a study by researchers from UNIRIO, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (State of Rio de Janeiro's Federal University).

In "Violência e Eleições: Brasil e Rio em perspectiva comparada" (Violence and the Elections: Brazil and Rio in a comparative perspective), the authors Felipe Borba and Ary Aguiar focused on exposing the risks . . .

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