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Sao Paulo turns corner in war on gangs, crime

When Maria Izabel Marques moved to the poor periphery of this sprawling metropolis more than a decade ago, battling gangs had turned her neighborhood into a war zone. Bullet-riddled bodies were left on the roads near her house, she said, and residents feared walking the streets at night. ”This was a mean place back then,” the 58-year-old said. “We lived side by side with death then.” Full Story

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