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Brazil troops in Rio slum operation before World Cup

Nearly 3,000 Brazilian troops have begun occupying one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shanty towns.

It is the biggest such operation since the authorities began tackling powerful drug gangs in key areas of the city ahead of the football World Cup in June and July.

Mariko Oi reports.

  • 06 Apr 2014
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