Rio de Janeiro, March 31 IANS | 6 months ago

About 1,200 Brazilian police supported by armoured vehicles provided by the navy Sunday peacefully occupied the Mare Complex, a group of 15 "favelas", or shantytowns, considered to be the most dangerous in Rio de Janeiro.


The operation, which had been previously announced and proceeded without gunfire or any other violence, began at 5 a.m. (0800 GMT) when 21 navy armoured cars led the police into the shantytowns, where some 120,000 people live.

The occupation was undertaken gradually and took a little over an hour, although police are scheduled to conduct extensive sweeps in the area over the next few days for drugs and weapons.

Over the past eight days, police arrested 57 people in operations in operations in other favelas, although during the move Sunday morning they encountered no resistance from any of the armed gangs that had been controlling the poor and destitute neighborhoods.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff last Friday signed a decree giving police powers to the army, which will be sent into Rio in the coming days to collaborate in controlling Mare.

(Posted on 31-03-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |