September 25 2017
Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers have been deployed to a slum in Rio de Janeiro after violent clashes between drug gangs and police, reports the Guardian (U.K.).
Over the previous week, there had been fighting in the Rochinha favela, the largest in the capital, said a military spokesman.
The airspace over the favela was closed and 950 soldiers were deployed at the request of the Rio state government, military officials told local television on Friday.
Perhaps 60 criminals...
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