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Rio de Janeiro police raid drug-trafficking stronghold Mare in dawn operation

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:08 EDT
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Rio police occupy vast favela in dawn operation (via AFP)

More than 1,000 police backed by the military and armored vehicles occupied the vast Mare favela near Rio’s international airport at dawn Sunday, just 74 days before the World Cup. Brazilian authorities are stepping up efforts to quell violence in Rio…



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