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Military Operation in Rio Uses 5,000 Soldiers in Six Favelas

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under heavy rains, more than 5,000 Armed Forces and police officers are conducting operations in six communities in the area of Jacarepaguá, in the western region of Rio de Janeiro city, on Thursday, according to information from Brazilian Military Command of the East (CML).

"This operation is going to take more time, due to not only the number of communities, but the area covered, the number of people being benefited,” explained Colonel Carlos Cinelli, the intervention office’s spokesman.

According to the CML the operation in the western region . . .

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