At least eight dead as cops raid Rio slum amid sharp rise in killings by police

FILE PHOTO: Brazilian soldiers patrol in the Complexo da Penha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 23, 2018. The graffiti reads: 'The favela is a place of peace.' REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – At least eight people died when police raided a drug-scarred Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Monday, amid a sharp jump in police killing of suspected criminals in the state that underlines the tough new security measures favored by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The raid began around 11 a.m., according to […]

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