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  1. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465660/brazilian-army-raids-rio-slum-world-cup
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333149/feared-brazilian-crime-syndicate-threatens-world-cup-terror
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1076469/jail-gang-ordering-murders-police-sao-paulo-brazil
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296383/kerry-visits-brazil-after-defending-spy-programmes-colombia
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297097/brazil-court-sentences-three-rape-american-student-rio
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1061548/brazil-police-easily-occupy-rio-slum-complex
  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil debates treatment options in crack epidemic

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:55pm by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... “I work to support my addiction, but I only use crack at night. That drug takes my mind away. I lose all notion of what I’m doing.” Bobo says balancing crack with cocaine keeps him working ... trash to make enough for the next hit. For them, there’s no going home, no job, nothing but the drug. With a boom in crack use over the past decade, Brazilian authorities are struggling to stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1116528/brazil-debates-treatment-options-crack-epidemic
  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilian police crack down on Sao Paulo slum after murders

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 04:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo

    ... execution of several police officers. “Operation Saturation”, which kicked off on Monday in and around the city’s southern Paraisopolis favela of 80,000 people is aimed at “choking off soaring drug ... of them ambushed while off duty. Many of these police killings have been followed by the indiscriminate shooting deaths of suspected drug traffickers or robbers, which families of the victims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073975/brazilian-police-crack-down-sao-paulo-slum-after-murders
  9. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    World Cup fans will have to dig deep as prices soar in Brazil

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... they never felt unsafe, even touring Dona Marta, the first shantytown that came under police control in 2008 after years in control of drug gangs. Embratur chief Flavio Dino, meanwhile, blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1261571/world-cup-fans-will-have-dig-deep-prices-soar-brazil
  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    3,000 troops fan out in Rio high-risk areas ahead of polls

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 09:57am by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... international airport. Unlike many other favelas, where since 2008 security forces have wrested control from drug traffickers ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics, the Complexo da Mare is still under the sway of several rival drug gangs. Army troops were meanwhile deployed in some parts of the western zones controlled by militias made up of corrupt police officers. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1052153/3000-troops-fan-out-rio-high-risk-areas-ahead-polls

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