• Community Reactions To Police Disturbance

    Rocinha Drug Raid By: William de Oliveira, Resident of Rocinha and Member of the Community Security Council ISP 23 After today’s drug raid in Rocinha, which began at 6am and ended at 3pm, I took a walk through the community, where I received complaints by community members, and business owners, regarding irregularities in the raids,…

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  • Police Presence Disrupts Rocinha

    The mood is tense. A usually quiet morning in the Rio community of Rocinha is particular edgy after 200 police officers rushed into the neighborhood in what is being dubbed a massive drug operation. The police are now looking for drug trafficker Antonio Francsico Bonfim Lopes, a.k.a. Nem, who was able to escaped the police…

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