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Wave of murders hit Brazil's largest city

Murder spree in Sao Paulo started when a drug gang began shooting off-duty police in acts of revenge.
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2012 14:39

Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo is experiencing a sudden increase in murder cases.  There were over 30 murders in the state over the weekend - most in Sao Paulo itself.

The murder spree started when the city's largest drug gang, the PCC, began shooting off-duty police as revenge for police killing gang leaders.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo. 

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