Armoured vehicle enters Rocinha
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Brazil police seize Rio slum of Rocinha

Brazilian police say they have taken control of Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, in a crackdown on drug gangs ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

The chief of military police said "there were no incidents and no shots were fired" during the operation.

The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 13 Nov 2011
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