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Going Viral: Rio’s COVID-19 Gang Curfews as Seen from Twitter

3 Jun, 2020
Andrea Varsori

Rio de Janeiro’s criminal groups have, from time to time, attracted international attention. The news of their anti-coronavirus measures has made international headlines once more. Drug-dealing gangs have forcibly imposed curfews on the city’s population, against the backdrop of perceived state inaction in managing the spread of COVID-19. This blog takes a closer look at the gangs’…

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