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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Dilma Rousseff edges ahead in polls as Brazilians vote for new president

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... at the beach, at soccer matches, at the gym, in maternity wards and even inside the dens of drug-dealing gangs. But at least one place in Brazil was off-limits to the selfie: the voting booth during ...

  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    Out of the Amazon: isolated jungle tribe emerges in Brazil asking for tools

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rio de Janeiro Members of isolated tribe, possibly disturbed by drug traffickers in Peru, try to make contact but may be at risk from diseases, groups say Wary Indians ... of the Jaminawa ethnic group, has raised fears that drug traffickers may be driving the nomadic people from their forest homes as Brazil's border with Peru becomes an increasingly important route ...

  3. News - World - BRAZIL

    Video released of natives emerging from Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... crossed the border from Peru facing pressure from illegal logging and drug trafficking at home. After the native people made initial contact with the Ashaninka on June 26, a team from ...

  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Soldiers occupy Rio de Janeiro slums ahead of Brazil's World Cup debut

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 08:01pm by AP

    ... As dawn broke, the heavily armed soldiers entered the sprawling Mare shantytown, considered one of the city's most violent and dangerous, over which drug gangs have ruled for decades. The occupation of Mare, which is controlled by two rival drug gangs and a militia made up of security personnel, began last week when more than 1,000 police officers and marines entered the shantytown. ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Jail gang 'ordering murders of police' in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Notorious drug-trafficking syndicate led from behind bars is reportedly behind slaughter of 100 officers so far this year in Sao Paulo area Jail gang 'ordering murders of police' A prison drug-trafficking gang is believed to be orchestrating a wave of murderous attacks against military police in the Sao Paulo area of Brazil. About 100 ...

  6. News - World - BRAZIL

    Deadly riot in Rio's Copacabana district with World Cup weeks away

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:32pm by AFP

    ... of a dancer, allegedly at the hands of police. Brazilian media said he was fatally beaten after officers mistook him for a drug trafficker. Two main roads were closed on Tuesday after demonstrators ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police easily occupy Rio slum complex

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 11:50am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... de Janeiro’s largest drug-dealing faction. Police said in a release that the Sunday morning operation took about 20 minutes. In the Jacarezinho slum, six shots were fired once police arrived, ... of the complex by 10am. This area will now become part of a state programme that establishes so-called “peacekeeping police units” in shantytowns previously held by drug traffickers. This is the 29th ...

  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Kerry visits Brazil after defending spy programmes in Colombia

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 04:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Bogota, Distrito Capital de Bogota

    ... in Latin America, US intelligence scooped up data on oil and military spending in Venezuela and on energy and drug trafficking in Mexico, according to the daily. After the O Globo report, Colombia ... to be able to implement it,” Kerry said. Colombia is the closest US ally in South America, and has received more than US$8 billion since 2000 for fighting drug traffickers and rebels. Kerry also ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Feared Brazilian crime syndicate threatens 'world cup of terror'

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with separate divisions to co-ordinate the drug trade, commit crimes, provide legal defence to its members and manage its finances. The syndicate also operates in Paraguay and Bolivia. The prosecutors ...

  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil court sentences three for rape of American student in Rio

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... a reputation for violent crime, with a succession of police operations in drug-infested slums ahead of World Cup next year. The couple had boarded the minibus at around midnight in Copacabana and were ...




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