Brazil’s Armed Forces Operation in Rio Yields Results, and Complaints

Officials call operation a success with 43 arrests, while residents complained of restrictions and more than 21,000 children were left without school.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The security forces operation in Rio de Janeiro in eight favela communities on Monday morning led to the arrest of 43 people, seizure of eleven weapons and large amount of drugs was deemed a success by authorities, but residents complained and more than 21,000 children were left without school in those regions.

"I did not even leave the house. I have not been working for the past ten days. I have a store and I can not open it,” a resident of the Jacarezinho community was quoted as saying . . .

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