Brazil police target drug gangs in Rio's biggest slum
Brazil's police say they have completed an operation to clear Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, of drug gangsRead more on the BBC News website
In Pictures: Brazil police seize Rio's largest favela
Hundreds of Brazilian police and soldiers, backed up by helicopters, entered Rio de Janeiro's largest favela - Rocinha - before dawnTake a look at the images on the BBC News website
Rio police raids: Fatal blow to favela drug gangs?
With their takeover of the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian security forces have managed something few believed possibleRead more on the BBC News website
Will crime crackdown transform Rio's shantytowns?
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games two years later, attention is not only on the progress of its stadiums but how well authorities are tackling high levels of crimeRead more on the BBC News website
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