Rio de Janeiro - After 25 years of the end of military dictatorship in Brazil, on November 28, 2010, tanks of the Brazilian Army entered for the first time into a favela, taking the "Complexo do Alemão" slum, a group of 12 bidonville, where the narco trafficker organisation of the "Red Command" (Comando Vermelho) had installed its headquarter in Rio de Janeiro. For a year and a half, the vast favela - where live about  500 000 people, it will be occupied by soldiers of the Brazilian Army,  to whom were granted full police powers (arrest, searching, public order) in civil society. Organisations of human rights have denounced abuses  committed by militaries and policemen against the people. The Brazilian federal and state government aims by the occupations of  the  Rio de Janeiro's slums to ensure public order in the city, where World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics games in 2016 will be held. (image by Giuseppe Bizzarri)
Rio de Janeiro - After 25 years of the end of military dictatorship in Brazil, on November 28, 2010, tanks of the Brazilian Army entered for the first time into a favela, taking the "Complexo do Alemão" slum, a group of 12 bidonville, where the narco trafficker organisation of the "Red Command" (Comando Vermelho) had installed its headquarter in Rio de Janeiro. For a year and a half, the vast favela - where live about 500 000 people, it will be occupied by soldiers of the Brazilian Army, to whom were granted full police powers (arrest, searching, public order) in civil society. Organisations of human rights have denounced abuses committed by militaries and policemen against the people. The Brazilian federal and state government aims by the occupations of the Rio de Janeiro's slums to ensure public order in the city, where World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics games in 2016 will be held.
©Giuseppe Bizzarri
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