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Brazil violent crime deaths hit record 62,000

Rival drug gang fighting blamed for a significant portion of killings over the last year.

More than 62,000 Brazilians have died as a result of violent crimes in the last year, breaking a record of homicides in the country.

The increase is largely caused by rival drug gangs battling for territory.

 

 

Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Rio de Janeiro.