Criminal groups buy votes, threaten residents and kill opponents in the two most populous cities in Brazil
This Sunday (15), the threat that militias and drug trafficking factions impose on the security of the electoral process in cities in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo will be even greater than in the last elections.
In Rio, these criminal groups have been interfering in elections for decades, buying votes, threatening residents, ensuring that only candidates of their choice campaign in the territories they dominate, and killing opponents.
Since the 1990s, it is common to observe, especially in the Baixada Fluminense, the entry of militiamen in the legislative houses and city halls of the region.
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