The mother of one of six teenagers found dead in Mesquita, Brazil, grieves by their graveside during their funeral in Nilopolis in this file photo. Photo: Reuters

With a record 63,880 murders last year, Brazil is easily the world’s most homicidal nation

The huge death toll represents an increase of 3.7 per cent, driven by gang wars and the under-funding of law enforcement

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The mother of one of six teenagers found dead in Mesquita, Brazil, grieves by their graveside during their funeral in Nilopolis in this file photo. Photo: Reuters
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