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 . . .