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In Rio Police Kill Five People a Day in the First Quarter of 2019

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military and Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro killed 434 people from January to March of this year, according to the ISP (Institute of Public Security). Almost five (4.82) were killed per day, a record for the period in the 21-year statistical series, which began in 1998. The deaths continue into the current quarter.

In just four days in May, from Friday, May 3, to Monday, May 6, at least 13 people died as a result of police action: four in the Borel hill (north zone), one in Rocinha (south . . .

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