Brazil: Rio Body Count website



In Rio de Janeiro, 76 people have been killed in the past 7 days. The city is experiencing a spike in violent crime, much of it related to gangs and drug trafficking -- 6,000 people were murdered there last year.

Two Rio residents have launched a website to track the ongoing deaths, and they modeled it after the well-known Iraq Body Count site. The co-creators of Rio Body Count, 25 year old systems analyst Vinicius Costa, and 32 year old cartoonist André Dahmer, say they want to raise awareness of the "war zone" their city has become. Link, and more here: Link.

See also this Christian Science Monitor story: "Brazil's slums face a new problem: vigilante militias." Link.

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