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Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain…

So simple, so difficult It took an hour and a half for 846 men, 17 armored vehicles and an armored helicopter to occupy the nine hills of the Complexo São Carlos grouping of favelas this morning, without a shot fired. … Continue reading

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Moving deeper into no-man’s lands

Ricardo Henriques speaks at last; some Vila Cruzeiro residents wish they hadn’t, and the Sambadrome carnival parade may be well-protected “A youngster age 20 from a community controlled by the [drug] traffic grew up during a war. So the culture … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

Encontros imediatos do quarto grau [clicar para português] You’re driving slowly on a small street in Rio’s south zone, with two cars visible in your rearview mirror. Suddenly a fourth car appears, blocking your way. Three men get out and each … Continue reading

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