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Rio Grande do Norte, the state in question, has demographics of:
52% multiracial
41% white
5% black
1% Asian
1% other/rounding Source

Los Angeles Times:

A state of emergency was declared Saturday in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte as its police approached the third week of a strike that has led to a spike in violent crimes.

Civil and military police walked off the job Dec. 19 to demand back pay and better working conditions.

Officers haven’t been paid in full since November. They were told the rest of their salaries from two months ago would be issued this week, but the payday was again pushed back, this time to Monday. December paychecks and mandatory end-of-year bonuses have yet to be discussed.


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5.5° N
59.1° W
14.1° W
17° S


Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Brazil (BR) is estimated to have a population of 207.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.9% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 9.5 million.