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In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity

Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. "They shot a woman in the bar last week," said Maria das Gracas da Silva, a 49-year-old maid. "They shot her right in her mouth, which usually means she said something she shouldn't have. Then they just took off." Up the road, Francisco Kummer pointed at a nearby tree from inside his small school supplies shop. "I've seen two murders recently, including one right here in front of my shop," he said. "The men on the motorcycles weren't actively looking for the guy, but they must have wanted him, because when they...

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