Week of Zona Sul Drug Violence

By Cornelius Conboy, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Drug wars spilled out of the favelas into the Zona Sul last week as violence escalated in response to increased police actions. At least 8 people have been killed last week and dozens arrested in a concerted action against favela drug gangs.

Though drug related violence is nothing new in Rio de Janeiro it usually occurs primarily in the favelas, Rocinha being a prime example. Last week's shootings spread out over the Zona Sul, starting Monday around 11:00 a.m. with a skirmish between police and drug dealers near the . . .

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