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Brazilian police nab most wanted fugitive sought for police killings

Brazilian police arrested Sunday a fugitive who was on the run for his alleged part in the separate killings of two policemen in the Rio slums. Ramires Roberto da Silva, 20, was wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of the policemen in February and March and authorities had offered…

Brazilian police engage in massive urban ‘pacification’ effort as World Cup approaches

Police moved into a series of favelas in Rio de Janeiro Sunday, continuing a drive to pacify the poor neighborhoods despite a police brutality scandal that has raised questions about the tactic. Backed by Brazilian marines in armored vehicles, more than 1,000 police poured into a dozen slum neighborhoods in…

Brazilian cult members accused of cannibalistic ritual

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police announced Friday that they had arrested a man and two women on suspicion of having murdered and cannibalized at least two women in what was described as a purification ritual. The three defendants formed a sect called “Cartel” that seeks to purify the world…

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