File photo of a soldier on patrol in the violence-plagued favela of Vila Kennedy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP

Brazil military ‘fulfils mission’ as operation to secure Rio state nears end with violence down, but police killings up

  • Outgoing President Temer put Rio security in hands of the army, citing the police’s inability to control heavily-armed drug gangs
  • New state governor indicated he intends to take a hard line against drug traffickers, including targeting them with snipers
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File photo of a soldier on patrol in the violence-plagued favela of Vila Kennedy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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