Brazil has made a series of significant strides in the enforcement of the rights of children and adolescents, and the results of policies on health care and education are seen reflected among immigrants in this age group.
Approximately 24.3 million children and adolescents aged nine through 17 use the internet in Brazil—86 percent of the people within this age range in the country.
A total of 132 people were arrested in flagrante delicto today (May 17) during Operation Light in Childhood 2 (“Operação Luz na Infância 2” in the original), conducted by the Extraordinary Ministry of Public Security across 284 cities and 24 states plus the Federal District.
In Brazil, over 40 percent of children and adolescents 14 years old or younger live in a poor home—a total of 17.3 million young people. Those facing extreme poverty amount to 5.8 million, or 13.5%.