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Guns, drugs and bandidos: inside the favela too violent for Rio's armed police

Guns, drugs and bandidos: inside the favela too violent for Rio's armed police
Outsiders rarely come to this lawless favela – a centre of the drugs trade in Rio de Janeiro – and the armed bandidos who guard the area from police raids and rival gangs had been monitoring my approach for miles. As our car wound through the narrow …
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American Airlines plane's tyres burst while landing at Rio de Janeiro airport
An American Airlines plane carrying about 200 people suffered four blown tyres when it landed safely at one of South America's busiest airports this week. The Boeing 767-300 had just touched down at Rio de Janeiro/Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim …
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