- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
13 November 2011
Long Read/ Rocinha background
An early Sunday invasion by 3,000 troops was launched into Rio's notorious and populous Rocinha slum...as well as the smaller favelas Vidigal and Chacara de Ceu...to arrest and drive-out remaining narco gangs there...part of a ongoing 'pacification' drive before the 2014 World Cup...and 2016 Olympics.
The troops moved in 24 armored personnel carriers...while 7 heavily armored helicopters hovered overhead...and met with no strong resistance.
BLOOMBERG reports that 1,000 troops will remain for several weeks.
TO SEE: 1:03 Euronews Video Report: