How Brazil’s Presidential Candidates Would Tackle Deepening Insecurity

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With crime and violence on the rise across Brazil, security has become a major theme in the run-up to the October presidential election. But do any of the candidates have a solid plan to handle the issue?

The short answer is no. The presidential hopefuls have studiously avoided talking about the country’s most potent criminal threat, the First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital – PCC). And most of their proposals for reducing violence and crime are either vague, infeasible or wrongheaded.

The Latinamerican think tank Sight Crime breaks down the security platforms of the three most viable candidates.


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