Tag Results for "Favelas"
Five people were killed and three others wounded overnight in separate shootings in Brazil's largest city and its suburbs, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »
Another 10 people - one of them a police officer - were killed in Sao Paulo overnight, bringing to 83 the number of murders committed over the last 11 days in Brazil's largest city and financial capital, authorities said Friday. continue reading »
At least five suspected drug traffickers died Saturday in a shootout with police who were getting ready for this Sunday's occupation of two huge "favelas," or shantytowns, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro controlled by drug trafficking gangs, officials said. continue reading »
The traditionally angry, violence exalting, drug encouraging lyrics, have been replaced by songs of hope, and calls for peace. continue reading »
Yesterday, Brazilian police authorities announced the arrest of 35 individuals which included 27 police officers from Rio de Janiero on suspicion they have ties to organized crimes. continue reading »