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Rio de Janeiro police conduct deadly favela raid:


Peru opens criminal probe of president after minister’s firing:

Peru’s attorney general has opened a new probe of President

Pedro Castillo, a day after the former interior minister accused the leftist leader of obstructin­g graft investigat­ions of close allies. The investigat­ion was triggered by Castillo’s abrupt firing of Mariano González, who had served as interior minister for two weeks, following González’s decision to authorize the appointmen­t of a special police unit to track down and arrest presidenti­al allies who are under criminal investigat­ion. In May, the attorney general opened a separate investigat­ion of Castillo over alleged influence peddling, collusion and being part of a “criminal organizati­on.”

Multiple deaths were reported during a police raid in Rio de Janeiro’s largest complex of favelas, or lowincome communitie­s, but the exact toll remained unclear. An officer and two other people were killed and a woman was injured, an early police statement said. Police said the raid targeted a criminal group in Complexo do Alemão that stole vehicles and cargo and robbed banks as well as invaded nearby neighborho­ods. Nearly 400 officers were involved in the operation.

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