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With Brazil suffering from a severe recession, some studies suggest 2016 was Rio’s most violent year in decades despite a police pacification program that was meant to curb slum violence.
In advance of the 2014 World Cup and now the Olympics, the police and the military pushed at the point of semiautomatic rifles and armored cars into hundreds of favelas in brutal pacification campaigns.
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