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Gunfire at Complexo do Alemão Race

By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Civil Police in Rio have identified those responsible for firing shots just twenty minutes before a scheduled “Desafio da Paz” (Peace Challenge) run in the Complexo do Alemão favela community last Sunday. The shooting spread fear among the runners who had gathered at the starting line in a disheartening demonstration of how much further the security program has to go in the area.

Video footage showed participants running for . . .

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