Brazil secures Rio slum in mass raid

Mar 31, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT
Brazilian security forces have moved into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.
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Brazilian security forces have moved into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup. The vast Mare favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous drug-trafficking areas in the city. Authorities have been carrying out a slum "pacification" programme aimed at making the city - which also hosts the 2016 Olympics - safer.
Background:
Brazil forces occupy favela ahead of World Cup [BBC]
Worker falls to death at Brazil stadium hosting World Cup opener [NYDN]

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