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Brazil: Restrictions on police operations intensify tactical training of drug dealers in Rio de Janeiro

By Gabriel Sestrem

Decisions by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) that restricted operations by security forces in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro have not only contributed to the strengthening and expansion of territories dominated by criminal factions in the state.

This happened mainly through installing hundreds of new barricades to prevent the advancement of vehicles but also increased the frequency of training with guerrilla tactics carried out by traffickers.

State police sources and public security experts heard by the report point out that almost two and a half years after the measures came into force, such exercises, generally conducted . . .

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