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Third Brazilian prison riot in a week leaves 4 dead

Four people were killed in a riot at a jail in Brazil on Sunday, the nation's third deadly prison uprising in a week.

Drug cartel ruled in Mexico prison hit by riot

Authorities found dozens of knives, cocaine and flat-screen televisions at the Mexican prison where a brawl killed 49 inmates, officials said today, highlighting the control drug cartels hold over many penitentiaries.

At least 49 dead in Mexico prison riot

At least 49 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl Thursday as rival groups fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary, authorities said.

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot: Reports

Riot police and ambulances were deployed at the Topo Chico prison as broadcaster Televisa reported that 30 died while Milenio television spoke of 50 victims.