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Rio Militias | Essential Reading

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Item: Rio de Janeiro’s Militias Grow in Power

Source: Rio On Watch

Recommended reading (PDF):

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Authors: Ignacio Cano & Thais Duarte

Publishers: Laboratório de Análise da Violência (LAV-UERJ) & Fundação Heinrich Böll, 2012

 

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Amigos S.A. | The New Sheriff in Western Zone Shantytown

FANFARRÃO 2

Col. Alexandre Fontenelle Ribeiro de Oliveira, CEO of the death-dealing COE

In September, Rio de Janeiro’s Secretary of Public Security (SSP) released something of a bombshell for Brazil crime analysts: the city’s infamous militia groups have expanded dramatically over the past decade. —Insight Crime

Source:  EL PAÍS (Brazil edition).

An item for my clipping file on the death-dealing police. WordPress is misbehaving at the moment, however, which is very frustrating.

The story translated here dates back to mid-September, with a fresh round of warrants in early November.

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