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‘This is what happens’: Police violently evict squatters around Brazil’s top World Cup stadium

At least seven people were injured Friday as authorities ousted squatters from an abandoned building and shacks surrounding it just steps from Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium. With the start of the World Cup two months away, Brazil has stepped up security efforts in the metropolis, where tens of thousands of…

Police force activists out of Indian museum to be razed for Olympic stadium

Police on Friday forcibly ejected some 30 indigenous activists and supporters from Rio’s former Indian Museum located next to the Maracana stadium, the venue for the 2014 World Cup final. As the city’s shock police battalion carried out the assault, supporters of the activists who were outside the building tried…