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Brazil Army Seizes Control Of Rio Slums



27 March 2014

The Brazilian army has seized control over some of the larger favelas in Rio de Janeiro in a crackdown on criminal gangs ahead of the World Cup.

Federal troops moved into the Favela da Mare on Wednesday and Rio's Secretary of Security, Jose Mariano Beltrame, handed over control of the slum to the military.

It follows a spate of attacks co-ordinated by the largest criminal faction in the city - Comando Vermelho or "Red Command".

Mr Beltrame said: "Mare is a large area which was dominated by drug trafficking.

"We need to push the traffickers out."

He added that the difficulty was not in entering the favelas, but staying there to keep order.
Initially there will be 1,500 soldiers deployed to the area.

Troops armed with mine metal detectors and escorted by the military police carried out extensive searches for hidden arms ca


Added: Mar-27-2014 Occurred On: Mar-27-2014
By: stancro11
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Tags: Brazil, Army, Rio de Janeiro, Slams, Favela, FIFA World Cup
Location: Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (load item map)
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  • when it breaks loose down there it's going to be bad...

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  • All for show... means little to fuck all..

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  • Why can't people sell other things then drugs and live in peace

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    • @stancro11 Because they can't get jobs so they sell drugs to get money you have to look at the view of things

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    • @Kingdom_Of_Wessex "Because they can't get jobs so they sell drugs"

      Good argument for abortion or birth control. If irresponsible and dirt poor people didn't breed as much as they do, they would not be in dire straits like they are. Shit, I waited until I had a job before I adopted a pet. These people blow out babies like they were a Pez dispenser. And then they want my sympathy for their poverty?

      Sympathy====================>

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    • @ExileOnMainStreet They should start small with something like a plant - weed plant would be better because then they would have to put work into it to get money out, then dog, then child... work your way up.

      If I got a dog and didn't feed it - I would get charged with animal abuse, but somehow humans get a pass?

      Birth control should be free around the world - or just pull out and cum on the tits.

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  • I'm going to order a lot of beer and crisps. Lock the door and sit down and watch the bloodbath on TV (I hope they don't spoil it by interrupting the show with any football)

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  • This is just great. After the sporting events, those troops will be gone. There wouldn't be any of these drug gangs were it not for rich and middle class people spending billions on drugs. Nobody gives a flying intercourse about that connection.

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    • @xlator 
      War on drugs is such stupidity.
      Education, controlled distribution and high standard of quality would "kill" every wannabe narcos around the world.
      Bet CIA and cie aren't in the mood! ;)

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    • @Atrey You're right about that. Controlled govt distribution with a little endorsement sticker on your id to let potential employers know what you're into before they hire you. Gotta have a little stigma so that it doesn't get too popular.

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    • @xlator 
      Why would you need an id, are you leaving your country?
      ;)

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  • "We need to push the traffickers out."
    Yeah, right. And where they think those scumbags go to? They'll just move to another favela/community and go back once the World Cup is over.

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  • Good, now burn it to the ground

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  • I ve seen videos from mexico, colombia, bolivia and thought how fucked up those places are. Then I remember brazil isn't different.
    Damn...This continent is shit

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  • Look, that was my old friend Eileen @:05.

    If you want to clean up these favelas, do what Syria did and gas them.

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  • It's crazy, an on going urban warfare with casual bystanders don't giving a shit...
    If I was from favela I would counter such "invasion" with asymmetrical war but we're still talking about narco are we?

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  • Don't forget to get Lil Ze'

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  • Uniformed gunmen who are swalking around and also earching for mines. I'd feel safe living there. I've done well hosting events for both the Euro Cup and World Cup  I really hope they pull it off or you could say goodbye to the Olympics.

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  • Just another third world dog and pony show to give dipshit visitors a false sense of security.

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  • the 3° favela war has started run to the jungles

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