Police Retake Favela in SP State: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Some 2,000 soldiers from the Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) took part in an operation on Sunday to recapture a favela area illegally set up on private land in the area known as Pinheirinho in São José dos Campos - a town some 60 miles (97km) east of São Paulo, 170 miles (250km) west of Rio de Janeiro.

Troops entered the Pinheirinho site to evict the settlers using riot gear . . .

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