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Favela Pacification Plan Underway

By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three people suspected of setting fire to a bus in Copacabana have been arrested as the fall out from an attack apparently carried out by gangs controlling the drug trade in the nearby Pavao-Pavaozinho favela community continues, following last week's occupation by the Military Police.

The three men were caught near the scene in possession of hand-grenades and fuel, according to police Colonel Marcus Jardim. The bus at the time was not in operation, meaning no passengers were inside, and the driver was taking a break in a bar . . .

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