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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government news agency, Agência Brasil, reported that since the Army's occupation of the Complexo da Maré favela community in Rio last March (three months before the World Cup), the "pacification force" has created a war zone which accounts for 28 murders, twelve dead in Maré and sixteen within the complex surrounding.

Social development organizations, Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré and Observatório de Favelas held a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?