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Cesar Calejon

Cesar Calejon is a journalist with a master’s degree in Social Change and Political Participation from the University of São Paulo. He is a political commentator at Instituto Conhecimento Liberta. Cesar has published four books on Brazilian politics; Esfarrapados is the most recent.

According to a recent national survey on crime and victimisation in Brazil, more than fifty per cent of respondents reported having been robbed at least once, while 85 per cent know at least one other person who has been victim of the same crime. Latinobarómetro data from 2023 shows that 59 per cent of Brazilian respondents are worried “all the time” about becoming a crime victim. Such alarming numbers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to crime and violence in the largest country in the Southern hemisphere. Results from the most recent National Transport Confederation (Conferederação Brasileira do Transporte, CNT) national poll conducted in mid-January 2024 clearly indicate public safety as the major challenge to be …