RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities are investigating an alliance between the Familia do Norte and Terceiro Comando Puro against the Comando Vermelho (CV), which partially dominates the region. A new group, Cartel do Norte, may also be involved in the killings.
"Attention: Uber or residents of Compensa 1, 2 and 3, when entering the neighborhood please lower the car windows and turn off the headlights for your own safety. We are at war. Signed CV." The message, spray-painted on a wall on Brasil Avenue in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, is aimed at outsiders: the over 75,000 . . .