The Washington Post
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.