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Itaboraí: The Brazilian City Controlled by Militias

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just forty kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, the city of Itaboraí has been taken over by a dangerous militia that uses violence and intimidation to enter into the fabric of the city’s society.

Police conducted a massive operation Thursday morning, July 4th, throughout Rio de Janeiro state, intending to dismantle the organization which started acting in the region in late 2017.

Militias are mafia-like organizations that . . .

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