It's the latest "pacification" effort in a Rio slum, and the city's new chief of police says he'll need some 1,500 cops to secure this one, called Mare.
Police in the past would typically stage raids, but then withdraw from the dangerous shantytowns, known here as favelas. But under the pacification program, they now set up shop inside the favelas.
But Mare is a vast, poor and dangerous complex of 15 such shantytowns, home to some 75,000 people. : Parallels : NPR (audio)
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