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Social transformation in Brazil series part 5/5

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The favela Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro
The favela Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro Jeff Belmonte/Wikimedia Commons
By: Bruce Douglas in Rio de Janeiro
5 min

Brazil is considered one of the most violent countries in the world. Over 50-thousand people are murdered every year but only 4-thousand of those cases are ever solved. Various attempts to bring down the country's crime levels have failed. Now, many of the legislators in Brazil 's newly-elected conservative congress want to try a new approach: reducing the age of criminal consent. RFI reports from Rio de Janeiro in the final part of our series on Brazil 's social transformation.

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