Military force in Rio
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