LatinNews Daily - 20 January 2022

BRAZIL: New programme to occupy favelas launches in Rio

On 19 January, some 1,300 military and civil police officers were mobilised in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro for operations in the favelas of Jacarezinho and Muzema, with the aim of regaining territorial control of areas traditionally occupied by drug trafficking organisations (DTOs) or paramilitary groups known as ‘milícias’. 

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