Brazilian police backed by troops occupy slum by Rio airport

By Reuters | Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:46 PM
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RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30 (Reuters) - Brazilian police backed by troops occupied a massive slum next to Rio de Janeiro's international airport without firing a shot on Sunday to secure one of the city's most violent neighborhoods long run by drug dealers.

Wresting control of the area from drug lords was a security priority for authorities because it surrounds the expressway to Galeao airport where tens of ...

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