Brazilian Army Turns Over Control of Shantytown to the Police

Brazilian Army Turns Over Control of Shantytown to the Police

By Geraldine Cook
July 02, 2012

The Brazilian Army has completely withdrawn from the Alemão shantytown complex in Rio de Janeiro, occupied in an impressive Military operation a year and a half ago, and security in this former bastion of drug trafficking has been taken over by elite police units starting on June 28.

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