Brazil police battle Rio de Janeiro gang violence
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have launched a major operation to try to stop a wave of violence by criminal gangs.
For three days, suspected gang members have been blocking roads, burning cars and shooting at police stations, in apparent retaliation following a pacification programme.
Military personnel have been deployed in 17 different slum districts across the city.
24 Nov 2010
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean