NATAL, RIO GRANDE DO NORTE, BRAZIL: AUGUST 2017: Man murdered by firearm after confrontation between rival criminal factions PCC and Sindicato do Crime. Eight months after one of the largest massacres in Brazilian prisons the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the city of Natal is 34.2 which puts the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte as the tenth most violent city in the world and The most violent capital of Brazil. The massacre in the prison of Licorice on January 14, 2017 left 26 dead and 56 fugitives during a camp war between the two criminal factions that controlled the prison: PCC (first command of the capital) and Sindicato do Crime (Crime Syndicate). (Photo: Victor Moriyama/The Times).
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