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Brazil’s evolving kidnap culture

One person in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is kidnapped every two days. And the style of abduction is constantly changing, making life for the police even harder. Using the cover of an old ambulance vehicle, Sao Paulo’s anti-kidnapping squad drives to Paraisopolis, one of the largest and most dangerous neighbourhoods in the area. The man in charge of the team, Wagner, has lost many men in raids like this one. “If the bandits find out you’re a policeman, they’ll kill you,” says Wagner. “It’s a war.” Full Story

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