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Rio’s Military Police Enter Favela After Weekend Shootings

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After intense shootings during the past weekend between two reported rival drug gangs in the Morro do Juramento favela in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), the military police are occupying the community and searching for suspects.

The shooting began on Friday night and terrorized residents of the Morro do Juramento for the entire weekend. The police believe that criminals surrounding notorious drug trafficker Celso Pinheiro Pimenta, called ‘Playboy’, invaded the community . . .

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