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Community Leader Killed in Rocinha: Daily

By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 41 year-old community leader from Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio was killed on Monday afternoon. This is the sixth reported murder since the November pacification force has occupied the area, and took place even though police presence was increased last week in Rocinha.

Vanderlan Barros de Oliveira, known as 'Feijao', was president of the association of residents, located in the lower part of the favela, where an estimated . . .

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