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Increased Police Presence in Rocinha: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Policing has been stepped up in Rocinha following the discovery of three male bodies in the early hours of Monday after a bout of intense gun fire. The increased presence includes the Batalhão de Choque (Shock BP) and the Batalhão de Operações Especiais (BOPE) Military Police in the favela community.

Despite the fact the favela has been occupied by police forces since November, when its chief drug lords were believed to have been arrested, military police suspect the deaths occurred as a result of a . . .

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