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Brazil must rethink favela policing as 25 die in raid

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Deadliest police operation shows failures to curb state violence

Deadliest police operation shows failures to curb state violence
Rio’s special operations force has a knife and skull on its insignia, symbolizing victory over death. Photo: Celso Pupo/Shutterstock

A drug bust in Jacarezinho, a favela in northern Rio de Janeiro, ended with 25 dead — including one police officer — in what was the “most lethal” law enforcement operation in the city’s history. Public security experts called it a disaster, not only for the sheer amount of violence, but also for intelligence shortcomings.

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