Murders, killings by cops rise in Rio de Janeiro, six months into intervention

Brazilian armed forces member patrols during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Alianca slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 27, 2018. Picture taken February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Six months after Brazil sent in federal forces to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro state, both murders and the number of people killed in police confrontations have risen, official data shows, raising questions about the strategy. President Michel Temer on Feb. 16 announced emergency measures authorizing the […]

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