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BRAZIL / 27 NOV 2010

Brazil's police and military are continuing their crackdown on Rio's powerful organized criminal gangs.

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

A recent report by Bandeirantes TV explores how the Brazilian military police are trying to retake the "favelas" in Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

Brazil sent troops and tanks into poor neighborhoods to help reinforce police units whose battles this week against criminal gangs have left 23 dead, numerous buses and cars destroyed, and…

BRAZIL / 24 NOV 2010

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday launched a massive air and ground operation in a score of shantytown neighborhoods known as "favelas" on the outskirts of the city to…

BRAZIL / 31 OCT 2010

In an academic forum in Montevideo, Uruguay’s Interior Minister Eduardo Bonomi said the country is experiencing a “feudalization” of the criminal world in that country, a report by El Pais…

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