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New Brazil prison clash kills four in Amazon region

Behind the prison bloodshed is an escalating feud between Brazil’s biggest drug gangs with about 100 killed in a week.
A new prison uprising in Brazil on Sunday left four dead, adding to the chaos in the country’s penitentiary system that has killed nearly 100 inmates in the past week in a brutal gang war.

The latest violence took place at the Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa jail in the centre of the jungle city of Manaus, according to a statement from the government penitentiary agency in Amazonas state, where the facility is located.

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