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Bus Torching and Gang Action Reaches Once Peaceful Brazilian South

Santa Catarina Elite police commando units fanned out across the streets of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina over the weekend in an attempt to contain a wave of violent attacks over the past two weeks.

The attacks, allegedly ordered by criminal gangs from within Brazil’s prisons, have seen buses and private passenger cars torched and police fired upon in some 30 towns and cities in Santa Catarina state since January 30, including the capital Florianópolis.

“With the support of the national police force, we have launched Operation Secure Santa Catarina,” state military police spokesman João Carlos Neves said.

Reinforcements began arriving on Friday and Saturday from elite federal police units to help contain the violence that has overrun the region. Now more than ever, security is a high-profile issue as Brazil gears up to host 2014 World Cup matches and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Authorities said police have already made scores of arrests, and said prison officials also transferred some inmates blamed for the mayhem to other facilities.

The prison-based crime rings reportedly unleashed the wave of violence to pressure authorities to provide better living conditions for inmates.

Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo, who headed to Florianópolis to supervise the operation, told reporters that at least four lawyers collaborating with the gangs were also detained.

Press reports have blamed the First Group of the Capital, a gang similar to a Sao Paulo-based prison syndicate known as the PCC, or First Command of the Capital.

The PCC was allegedly involved in various attacks and clashes with police that claimed more than 300 lives in and around Sao Paulo between October and early December.

Santa Catarina, an agriculture and tourism state with some 6.2 million inhabitants, also witnessed an outbreak of criminal violence in November.

Much of the violence has been carried out in Florianópolis, a university and resort city that serves as the state’s capital.

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  • Lloyd Cata

    err…
    “….pacified the -rest-, …” – although considering the propaganda they may have pacified($$$) the -test- also. 😀

  • Lloyd Cata

    Peaceful South
    // …since we have driven all the natives out and pacified the test, aren’t we glorious? //

    And one day your Ideology will also be recognized as Ignorance!

  • wisemann

    Auf Herr Eichmann
    :D;-);-);-):D:D

    Sie sind lustig und 100% korrigieren……..diese verdammte Insel Affen und ihre juden Strippenzieher……….

  • José Eichmann

    [quote]Santa Catarina, an agriculture and tourism state [/quote]

    Der Idiot, der diesen Artikel schrieb nicht viel über unseren Staat.

  • SACANA BACANA

    Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny
    [b]What do you and your tampon have in common? You’re both stuck up bitches![/b]

    Hehehe

    Costinha

  • SACANA BACANA

    Essa merda deste website…
    is about bashing Brasil…..

    Viva the U-nut States of America, Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave!

    F.U.C.K. YOU ALL

    Costinha

  • José Eichmann

    [quote]London Calling.[/quote]

    Again? Le merde.:sad:

  • José Eichmann

    [quote]We the Britannics rule the World[/quote]

    Bosta de Boi.

  • José Eichmann

    [quote]Are you kidding, that’s where all the nazis live [/quote]

    Jennifer, my dear lass, you forgot to add the phrase [b][i]in peace with the natives[/i][/b] to complete your sentence.:-*

  • London Calling ….

    We the Britannics rule the World, the rest of you are Scum, and I mean the lot of you, specially the Germans and Americans

  • Lloyd Cata

    London Calling…
    I know I have used this ‘title’ previously, and London is calling on Brazil to lead South America back into the Empire, instead of supporting Chinese, Arab, and African economic priorities. Your insolent support of Argentina/Malvinas will only pinch you worse with every insult to the House of Windsor.

    Get your head on straight, Brazil! There is only one priority on the planet right now, …and that is getting the US ‘bubble’ economy inflated again. We would not even be having this discussion if you had just approved Bush’s FTAA proposals. Noooo, you want to play with Fidel and the rest of the socialist nincompoops like Chavez. Don’t think we don’t see your continued dealings with Iran, because when the terrorists come to your neighborhood we can always say, “Told you so!”, …even if we financed them to wreck your socialist paradise.

  • Lloyd Cata

    It Has Been Decided…
    Brazil will accede to the ‘economic interests’ of the United States, and it allies. Both for its own good and the good of the Empire.

    Did I not tell you then, and now, how the media and the markets would turn against you if you defied Washington? This counter-culture of drug violence is what they do to destabilise nations. You’ll be buying $B’s in weapons to get rid of the little monsters. Then, when your house is burning, they will watch with dismay until you are broke and exhausted. It will not be long before ‘your’ inviting them to solve ‘your’ problem, which they will gladly attempt, for a price.

    Same game, different locale; ask your Chinese friends, or your Colombian friends. Don’t call Mexico, they’re very ‘busy’ right now. Brazil is too easy, and too pleased with themselves, but they should always remember, “The Empire Strikes Back”.

  • wisemann

    yes jenny penny, we eat jews for breakfast, keep them as slaves & sell their boy children to arab sheiks…..

  • Jenny

    Peaceful South.

    Are you kidding, that’s where all the nazis live

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