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At least 140 people have been murdered in South America's biggest city over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence, Sao Paulo's Public Safety Department says. Killings in Sao Paulo began sharply increasing in September, a month in which 144 people were killed, the department's website says. It says a total of 982 homicides took place in the city during the first nine months of the year. The victims included 90 police officers, most of them gunned down while off duty. A Public Safety Department official said Saturday that the killings of police have been ordered by imprisoned leaders of an organized crime group called the First Capital Command in reprisal for a crackdown on the drug trade.
EDIS Number: UEV-20121111-37174-BRA
Event type: Non-categorized event
Date/Time: Sunday, 11 November, 2012 at 05:41 (05:41 AM) UTC
Last update: ---
Cause of event: Rising wave of violence
Damage level: Moderate
Originally posted by aaronez
And did you hear anything on msm about the hundreds that died in the Caribbean after Sandy? Nope...