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22 October 2005

Guardian (UK)

About 120 million Brazilians go to the polls tomorrow to vote in a referendum on the sale of guns in a country which has the second highest rate of gun deaths in the world. Nearly 39,000 people are killed with guns each year in Brazil — around 22 deaths per 100,000 people — according to UNESCO. A fierce battle over the referendum entered its final stages this week, as voters pondered the question: "Should the sale of arms and ammunition be prohibited in Brazil?"... (

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