The History of Criminal Gang Attacks in Brazil – Part II

By Geraldine Cook
February 28, 2013

In 2009, members of the Comando Vermelho (Red Command) criminal organization invaded the slum known as Morro dos Macacos, located in Rio de Janeiro’s northern area, using urban guerrilla tactics as seen in the movies. The attack was a turf war with a rival gang over drug sale points and also as retaliation for the increased numbers of militias in the area.