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Brazilian troops occupy Rio slum ahead of World Cup

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:51

March 30 - Brazilian troops occupy Rio de Janeiro slum in order to quell recent surge in violence ahead of World Cup in June. Nathan Frandino reports.

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On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, a war is being raged. Brazil's military is moving in, taking over a slum known as Complexo da Mare. They're on a mission to end a recent surge in violent crime and prevent further conflict ahead of the World Cup. More than 1,400 Brazilian troops and police entered the slum, located in the city's north zone not far from Rio's international airport. During the operation, troops confiscated drugs and guns. Rio's governor had ordered the operation after attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in the area. An estimated 140,000 people live there in what officials say is Rio's latest "pacified" favela.

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Brazilian troops occupy Rio slum ahead of World Cup

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:51