Brazil’s Military Arrest Five in Vila Kennedy in Rio’s West Zone

The latest operation from Brazil's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro resulted in five arrests in the Vila Kennedy favela community.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, the favela community of Vila Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) was the site of the latest operation by Brazil's armed forces since the military intervention was announced several weeks ago.

The military operation in the community involved some 1,400 soldiers and resulted in a total of five arrests for contempt and drug possession.

According to Colonel Carlos Cinelli, Chief of Communications for the Eastern Military Command, the individual arrested for contempt had "uttered a series of curses, offenses and slang words towards the . . .

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