Mil­i­tary force in Rio

Sunday Tribune - - WORLD -

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hun­dreds of Brazil­ian sol­diers poured into Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha slum on Fri­day in a bid to quell the drug-re­lated vi­o­lence that au­thor­i­ties blamed for at least four deaths and sev­eral in­juries there this week.

In the past week, 60 crim­i­nals are be­lieved to have launched an ef­fort to dom­i­nate the drug trade in the area

There are up to 10000 troops in Rio de Janeiro who could be mo­bilised in Rocinha if needed, the de­fence min­istry said. – Reuters

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