Organized Crime & Gangs

Rio asks for federal troops after gangs attack police in slums

“Rio de Janeiro’s state governor called for the dispatch of federal troops on Friday to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016.”

Source: Rio asks for federal troops after gangs attack police in slums | Reuters

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