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Rio police make fresh bid to pacify city's favelas
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have long struggled to control the city's violent favelas, which remain largely controlled by warring drug gangs. Now the state government has adopted a fresh strategy, seeking to establish a permanent presence in the slums with a new police force. It's the latest attempt to boost security ahead of the 2016 Olympics, awarded to Rio last year amid much fanfare.
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Rio police make fresh bid to pacify city's favelas
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have long struggled to control the city's violent favelas, which remain largely controlled by warring drug gangs. Now the state government has adopted a fresh strategy, seeking to establish a permanent presence in the slums with a new police force. It's the latest attempt to boost security ahead of the 2016 Olympics, awarded to Rio last year amid much fanfare.
Date: 4/1/10
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Video by:  AFP News
 
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