At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas, including several whoor , Brazilian state authorities said on Jan. 2.
State Public Security Secretary Sergio Fontes said that it is "the biggest prisonin our state's history."
Two of the biggest crime gangs of Brazil began fighting last year over control of several prisons and authorities in Amazonas believe that's the reason behind the first riot of 2017. (AP)
The Japan Times ST: January 13, 2017