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Slum ravaged by warring gangs

Since the day in October when police killed the head of the Friends of Friends gang, the residents of Rocinha, South America’s largest slum, worried about when the struggle for power would begin. Two weeks ago, they got their answer. More than three dozen members of a rival gang, Comando Vermelho, or Red Commando, swept into the streets at the upper reaches of Rocinha’s hillside sprawl. Hurling grenades and firing automatic weapons, they blew up power transformers, cutting off electricity and shutting down traffic lights in the middle of the evening rush hour. Full Story

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