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Brazil

9 September 2002

BBC News

A study published in Brazil concludes that more young people below the age of 18 are killed by guns each year in Rio de Janeiro than in many areas of the world formally at war. The study concludes that there are strong similarities between children involved in drug wars in Rio's slums and child soldiers elsewhere in the world. Many slums in Rio de Janeiro have long been run by drug barons, often with links to local politicians and police. The report details how the... (GunPolicy.org)

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