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Rio De Janeiro Police Attempt to Round Up Drug Gang Leaders to Stop Street Violence


Armored cars, troops enter a favela or shanty town.

Police in Rio prepared to enter a heavily fortified favela on Thursday in an effort to apprehend drug gang leaders they blame for days of widespread violence in the city. In military style, personnel arrived in armored troop carriers and mini-tanks.

The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held August 5 to August 21, 2016.