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Shooting Erupts in Rio’s Rocinha Favela Again

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent since last Friday, September 29th, when the Army left Rocinha after a week of occupation.

Locals claim that the first shots were heard at 12:20 AM in the area known as Portão Vermelho (Red Gate).

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