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- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
03 March 2013
BRASIL: Troops Invade 2 Rio Slums...Peacefully.
It only took 25 minutes for some 1,500 troops in armored carriers...supported by helicopters...to invade the Caju slum near Rio's airport...in yet another 'pacification' effort...ahead of 2 important tourist events...the 2014 World Cup...and 2016 Olympics.
Security forces encountered no resistance as they moved into the Caju...while 200 police peacefully invaded another favela...Barreira do Vasco.
At least 12 people were arrested...with weapons and drugs seized.
Since 2008...more than 30 slums have been 'pacified.'
There are more than 600 favelas in Rio.