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Brazil: Reflections of a Country Searching for Peace | Global Voices

“Peace at the speed of light”, by Tales Carvalho, published on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Brazil is 83rd among 158 ranked nations in 2012’s edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), having fallen nine places since last year’s. The report points out that, in general, the world has become more peaceful for the second year in a row, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa region.

Natasha Romanzoti explains the reasons for Brazil’s position in the middle of the ranking:

Historically, we haven’t got involved in many wars, however our internal violence is enough not to let the country climb up the index. […]

2012’s GPI shows that the matters we’re less peaceful at are, in indicators in descending order: homicides, violent crimes and political terror, access to weapons, and violence perceived by society.

Some of the matters we are more peaceful at are, tied: organized conflict, terrorist acts, deaths by internal conflict and by external conflict, heavy weaponry and relations with neighbouring countries.

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