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Brazil police crackdown leave at least 44 people dead

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Deadly police action across Brazil in the past few days has reignited the debate over security forces’ use of lethal force. In the latest incident, police killed at least nine people in Rio de Janeiro.

Police said they returned fire in a shoot-out in the Complexo da Penha area, killing at least 10. Among those killed were “Fiel” and “Du Leme”, two alleged gang leaders in the impoverished Juramento and Chatuba favelas. Police seized seven rifles, ammunition and grenades from the suspects.

Police spokesperson Colonel Marco Andrade said: “Data from the intelligence sector indicated that a meeting was taking place between leaders of the criminal faction in the region

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