In Rio Slum, ‘Militia’ Safety Comes At A Price

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Safety comes at a price in Gardênia Azul, a flatland slum in the scruffy west end of Rio de Janeiro. Newsweek reports the area is patrolled by “the militia”, a self-designated neighborhood police force that runs things with an iron heel and a hand in everyone’s pocket, taking a cut of all local business and services. No one is
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