• Brazil: 23 Dead in Police Operation in Rio

    At least 23 people were killed during a police raid of a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, where authorities assumed members of a gang called Comando Vermelho, or Red Command, were holding a meeting.

  • Brazil Police kills 27 in Anti-Drug Operation

    At least 27 people, including a police officer, died in a shootout in northern Rio de Janeiro after security forces entered a favela known to be the headquarters of one of Brazil’s largest criminal groups.

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