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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Repórter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a military police spokesman, following several days of unrest and heavy gunfire between drug gangs and police forces in the pacified Complexo Alemão favela in Northern Rio, the situation has now stabilized.

The troubles began on Sunday when police fired rubber bullets and pepper spray into a bar during a public disturbance. Residents retaliated using bottles and rocks, and in the ensuing commotion, several people . . .

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