RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Militia and drug trafficking have advanced in Rio de Janeiro and are influencing the electoral campaign in 14 cities in the state. This is pointed out in a report by 'Disque Denúncia' (anti-crime hotline program) based on the denunciations received by the service between September 27th, when the electoral campaign began, and October 13th, when 13 reports related to the activities of drug traffickers and 24 militiamen were recorded.
The municipality of Nova Iguaçu, one of the Baixada Fluminense suburbs adjoining the capital, recorded the highest number of denunciations. There were nine, all . . .