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Rio steps up drive to clean up city’s biggest slum

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Rio steps up drive to clean up city’s biggest slum (via AFP)

Brazilian authorities stepped up a drive to clean up Brazil’s largest shantytown Thursday, with a permanent police unit deployed in the hillside favela overlooking Rio’s most famous beaches. The stationing of 700 police in Rocinha came 10 months after security forces wrested control of the area from…


 

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