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Tag: Army Gen. Ronaldo Lundgren

  • Monday, April 7th 2014 - 06:05 UTC

    Army occupies favela in Rio because police was unable to retain control

    Heavy armed soldiers patrol the streets while people get on with their daily business

    With only 68 days to the World Cup some 2,700 Brazilian troops seized control Saturday of the Mare favela, shantytowns complex, which is considered Rio de Janeiro's last major drug-gang stronghold and located in a strategic area for security reasons: a through area for the city's airport and the Maracaná stadium.