Antonio Sampaio

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A Brazilian soldier takes part in a training session on the Oiapoque River, on the border between Brazil and French Guiana, in Oiapoque, Brazil, on Oct. 31. (Joedson Alves/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

This has been a difficult year for people all over the world, with life grinding to a halt and increased economic anxiety. For Brazilians, these challenges have been accompanied by a rise in armed violence and drug arrests, despite lockdown measures in several major cities.

Though Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ran his 2018 campaign promising strong action on public security, and later boasted that criminals were going to “die in the streets like cockroaches,” he has not found new ways to address urban violence or its social and economic drivers. In fact, the right-wing wave that swept Brazil in the 2018 elections has brought with it remarkably few proposals to tackle what is arguably the country’s most urgent crisis.…  Seguir leyendo »