Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wednesday night invasion

More violence in Rocinha: Five residents die as dealers from Morro da Providência, Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho try to take back Rocinha. The cops are out in force. It sounds like a continuation of the war between the Comando Vermelho (which used to control Rocinha) and Amigos dos Amigos (which controls Rocinha now.)Globo reports, in Portuguese.

Thanks to Gabe for the link.


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Alex said...

6 people die in Rocinha but was traficantes from ADA and CV, the invasao start in 3 30 in the morning.

Robert I can send for you some fotos I receve.

Alex said...

ok, I just send the fotos and two days after the invasao, the police come for Rocinha and shoot with traficantes, but no body die or injure.

I send for you fotos result of invasao and one nice foto of Rocinha.

rn said...

I stand corrected. Five of the dead may have been from Rocinha, but they were part of the drug posse. The way I referred to them might have implied that that they were innocent bystanders. They were not.