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.

1 comment:

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.