Friday, January 28, 2005

More violence in Rocinha

This one's in Portuguese, from the news agency of the Estadao group.

Essentially, the article says that 500 military policemen have occupied Rocinha after a shootout with drug dealers. Police arrested three (one minor and two young men) and seized two radio transmitters, a rifle plus ammo, 11 motorcycles, and lots of fireworks that are used by the drug dealers to warn of suspicious police activity in the favela. Drug traffickers from Rocinha and neighboring Vidigal have been warring for almost a year, in a battle that has claimed ten lives.

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