Brazil prison massacre over control of drug trade

Fifty-seven people were killed in a riot in the Brazilian prison of Altamira. The violence is reported to be part of an ongoing war between gangs over drug trade in the Northern Amazon region of Brazil. This latest riot follows the deaths of 55 inmates in May in a series of attacks related to ongoing gang violence in Brazil’s overcrowded prison system.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-violence/death-toll-in-brazil-prison-massacre-rises-to-57-with-over-a-dozen-decapitated-idUSKCN1UO1W5