This article was first publisheb by the british "The Indenpendent" and had many - bad - reviews down here.
It is not a question to agree or not. It is reality.
Belfast Telegraph: "With fierce turf wars igniting around Rio, many now fear the city is staring into the abyss. Rio de Janeiro has the highest rate of gun-related deaths in the country. Between 1980 and 2000 there were 600,000 murders in Brazil against 350,000 during Angola's 27-year civil war. Earlier this year a stash of eight landmines and 161 hand grenades were discovered in the Coreia favela, in Rio's west."
Comment: This is the result expected of two policies.
The "decriminalization of poor", a socialist euphemism that lead to "decriminalize" crime at all. It was a hard-core policy that was implemented by the first socialist governor of Rio, Brizola - a world acclaimed member of international socialist- during his first period way back 1982. He not allowed to the police to get into favelas to protect the innocent by putting criminal behind bars.
The second one is newer: the ban gun emendment that turned a simple gun ownership into a crime.
That´s the tragedy of this country - as Oscar Wilde said about US , tha went "from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between". We improved the process!! We make it run in reverse, from decadece to barbarism, directly.