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Brazil: Operation against cargo theft leaves 8 dead in a Rio de Janeiro favela

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A joint operation by the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro with agents of the Federal Police and the Federal Highway Patrol (PRF) ended in an intense exchange of fire and resulted in eight deaths in one of the many Rio de Janeiro favelas.

A raid by military police and federal agents in Vila Cruzeiro, a favela in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, resulted in the death of at least eight people on Friday morning (11/2)

According to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), the operation aimed to enforce an arrest warrant against drug . . .

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