Brazil, world leader of homicides, hits new record

  • In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, Wania de Moraes grieves for her 13-year-old son Jeremias Moraes da Silva during his burial service, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An independent organization that tracks Brazilian crime statistics released numbers on Thursday, Aug. 9, saying that a record 63,880 people were killed in Brazil last year, making it the deadliest year in the country’s history. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO — A record 63,880 people were slain in Brazil last year, making it the deadliest year in the country’s history, a report said Thursday.

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