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Caracas, Venezuela. 12th Feb, 2014. Demonstrators react during clashes in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on Feb. 12, 2014. At least 2 people died and 23 were injured as rival protests linked to Venezuela's deepening economic crisis exploded into violence on Wednesday, a prosecutor said. © Boris Vergara/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

Twenty-one of the world’s 50 most violent cities are in Brazil, a new survey reveals in a blow to the nation’s image as it prepares to host this year’s Olympic games.

While Brazil features more frequently than any other country, the deadliest place in the world in 2015 was Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a city of 3.3 million people which recorded 3,946 homicides in 2015 – equivalent to nearly 120 per 100,000 residents.

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