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Brazilian soldiers and police raid slums overrun by drug trafficking gangs as they clear the way for 2014 football World Cup

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 7:43 PM on 19th June 2011

Brazilian soldiers swooped on a crime-ridden slum this morning as part of an operation to rid Rio De Janeiro of gangs ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

A group of marines, backed by helicopters and armoured vehicles, were joined by armed police and other officers during the raid in the Mangueria neighbourhood.

Mangueria is a key part of the city as the Maracana stadium located nearby will host both the 2014 World Cup final and opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Photos of the raid

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Sorry, but this is not a sports story even though the result is to be for future sport in the short term. Long term, it is a tourism issue.

If they raze another neighborhood to make it housing for Olympic villagers or for media and spectators, it would not be a sports story as well? I don't think so.

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Sorry, but this is not a sports story even though the result is to be for future sport in the short term. Long term, it is a tourism issue.

If they raze another neighborhood to make it housing for Olympic villagers or for media and spectators, it would not be a sports story as well? I don't think so.

He hath spoken.

Unfortunately no one cares about that which he hath said.

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Sorry, but this is not a sports story even though the result is to be for future sport in the short term. Long term, it is a tourism issue.

If they raze another neighborhood to make it housing for Olympic villagers or for media and spectators, it would not be a sports story as well? I don't think so.

chill out.

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Sorry, but this is not a sports story even though the result is to be for future sport in the short term. Long term, it is a tourism issue.

If they raze another neighborhood to make it housing for Olympic villagers or for media and spectators, it would not be a sports story as well? I don't think so.

chill out.

I am not the one who instantly saw "World Cup 2014" in the headline and instantly it equated to be a sport issue, as it is not. It is a social and political/governmental issue (on the tourism side as opposed to the government supported sport side.

Plus, if drug trafficking, child labor, graft and other crimes are committed within the slums, shouldn't the government go in?

Even if it is Eniment Domain, which is probably what the state of Rio de Janiero or the federal government is using is still allowed. It occurs here all the time and even with sports facilities, it is not a story. There was little here in any thread when the courts here allowed Atlantic Yards (aka new Nets Arena) or in Glendale, CA, or even for Cowboys Stadium?

For JerryWorld, little to zero thought of the consequences of eminent domain here or here.

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So we're blaming the Marxist guerrilla for implementing strategies that can better help his country stage Globalization and Capitalism's two biggest poster boy athletic events in a 2 year span.

Right. :rolleyes:

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No I am blaming a Marxist for stepping on people's rights like they are ants.

I know attempting to get anything that lands within the same county as post-modernist thought out of you is pretty much a lost cause, but again, please consider WHY she is doing this.

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So we're blaming the Marxist guerrilla for implementing strategies that can better help his country stage Globalization and Capitalism's two biggest poster boy athletic events in a 2 year span.

Right. :rolleyes:

We should also blame her and her predecessor for destroying the Brazilian economy, right? ...

... right?

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So we're blaming the Marxist guerrilla for implementing strategies that can better help his country stage Globalization and Capitalism's two biggest poster boy athletic events in a 2 year span.

Right. :rolleyes:

We should also blame her and her predecessor for destroying the Brazilian economy, right? ...

... right?

And none of those are issues worthy for "Sports In General".

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I'm going to keep this in Sports In General...it does seem like it's related to the Cup, even tangentially.

Reminds me of how the slums of Beijing were "hidden" by giant walls around many of the Olympic venues.

You would the Chinese government would be the ones going into the slums with tanks and Brazil putting up the walls.

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I'm going to keep this in Sports In General...it does seem like it's related to the Cup, even tangentially.

Reminds me of how the slums of Beijing were "hidden" by giant walls around many of the Olympic venues.

You would the Chinese government would be the ones going into the slums with tanks and Brazil putting up the walls.

I appreciate that you just gave us an intoxicated comment which I have given to the board lately. Still not a sport issue to me.

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I'm going to keep this in Sports In General...it does seem like it's related to the Cup, even tangentially.

Reminds me of how the slums of Beijing were "hidden" by giant walls around many of the Olympic venues.

You would the Chinese government would be the ones going into the slums with tanks and Brazil putting up the walls.

I appreciate that you just gave us an intoxicated comment which I have given to the board lately. Still not a sport issue to me.

Dude. No one cares if it's not a sports issue to you. A mod has already decided it's relevant so get over it and move on.

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I'm going to keep this in Sports In General...it does seem like it's related to the Cup, even tangentially.

Reminds me of how the slums of Beijing were "hidden" by giant walls around many of the Olympic venues.

You would the Chinese government would be the ones going into the slums with tanks and Brazil putting up the walls.

I appreciate that you just gave us an intoxicated comment which I have given to the board lately. Still not a sport issue to me.

And then you further complicate things by doing pretty much the same thing...

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No I am blaming a Marxist for stepping on people's rights like they are ants.

Oh NOW you care about human rights. If the same thing were done in the US by a Republican you'd be pumping them up for being tough on crime and protecting families. Enough with the transparent self-righteous hypocrisy, Tanklin.

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The intention of the raid was necessary. Driving out druglords and gangs is fine by me. The warnings were kind of against the purpose of the raids as the Gangs just moved elsewhere, although no warnings would've probably led to some gunfights. Police occupation doesn't sound very free, but in regards to the situation may be a better alternative. It's obviously just a mess no matter what.

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