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Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

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Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

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Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

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Government officials in Brazil admit that torture is still commonly practiced in the country's jails and prisons. The acknowledgement comes in the wake of the recent beating death of a Chinese man in police custody — a case that's rekindled fears of a police force that seems increasingly out of control. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.