Brazilian prison official killed

Brazilian police have launched an investigation into the killing of an official at one of the country’s most notorious prisons. Henrique Fernandes da Silva, who was security chief at the Bangu 3 penitentiary complex in Rio de Janeiro, was shot at his home on Saturday. He is the fifth official from this jail to have been murdered in five years.

Bangu 3 holds 900 prisoners – among them some of Rio’s most dangerous drug-traffickers. Full Story

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