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Brazil may intervene in Maranhão prisons to quell violence

By Adriana Brasileiro | Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:34 PM
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RIO DE JANEIRO,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil’s Attorney General will likely ask the Supreme Court to order a federal intervention in Maranhão state’s prison system after the gruesome killings of inmates at a jail in the state capital São Luiz drew international outrage and calls from the United Nations and human rights groups for a solution to the violence.

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