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Brazilian Politics Hit by Wave of Violence Ahead of Sunday Vote


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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilians return to the polls in 57 cities on Sunday, November 29th, for the runoffs of municipal elections that have seen surging violence involving assassinations and physical attacks on candidates.

In two months of campaigning leading up to the first round of voting on November 15th, there were 200 murders, attempted murders or otherwise injured candidates, according to Brazilian electoral authority TSE.

That compares to 63 cases . . .

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