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Rio’s City of God Registers Another Day and Night of Shootouts

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension continues high in and around Rio de Janeiro’s Cidade de Deus neighborhood Friday (February 2nd) morning, after yet another violent night of shootouts. Armored military police vehicles patrol the area after a 19-year-old woman was shot Thursday night after getting caught in the middle of a shootout between drug gangs.

Thursday night’s local TV news coverages of the violence showed drivers abandoning their automobiles and running for cover in one of Rio’s main highways, Linha Amarela.

“There were more than thirty shots,” Anderson Santos . . .

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