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Troops to occupy slum through October
Brazilian army in flood mission Map of Teresopolis Brazil

year 2011 Top ^

  The soldiers have arrived in one of the towns worst affected by deadly mudslides in the state of Rio de Janeiro, to assist with the rescue efforts

year 2010 Top ^

  The military operation to clear the Alemao slum of drug traffickers will turn into an occupation of the area at least through October 2011

  Authorities launched a massive sweep of the Alemao favela complex, searching for drug gang leaders and illegal drugs
Nov.26   Troops sended to violence-plagued Rio
  Authorities sent in the military to help quell violence that continued in the slums, with gangs torching buses and five cars before dawn
Nov.25 Rio police 'in control of favela'
  Police in Rio de Janeiro say they now have total control of the Vila Cruzeiro shanty town, as they continue a crackdown on violent drug gangs

year 2003 Top ^

Feb.27 Army on street for carnival
  The government for the first time sending troops onto the streets following a wave of violence by drug gangs

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