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Bloodshed Eases in Brazilian Favelas After Supreme Court Ban on Police Raids

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Andre Dread was on his rounds handing out food parcels to poor families in City of God, one of Brazil’s most notorious slums, in May when the familiar sound of gunfire from a police raid sent him running for cover.

Two weeks later, the Supreme Court banned all such raids in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas during the pandemic, a move . . .

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