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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 11 December 2017

11 December 2017

Americas

Brazil – 08 December 2017: At Parada Pinto Avenue, Vila Amalia, São Paulo, three armed persons held customers and store employees hostage during a robbery attempt at a department store, before being forced to surrender by police.

Brazil – 08 December 2017: In Rio de Janeiro, police said that state-wide incidents of cargo theft from January to October 2017 had reached 8,508 cases, including 901 in October alone.

Colombia – 09 December 2017: On the Toribio-El Palo road, Caloto, Cauca, suspected dissident FARC rebels detonated a roadside IED as an army patrol was driving by, wounding several soldiers.

Mexico – 09 December 2017: In Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, media reported that from January to 7 December 2017 there were 897 homicides registered in the city, a 40% increase compared with 538 cases in 2016.



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