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General behind deadly Haiti raid takes aim at Brazil’s gangs

General behind deadly Haiti raid takes aim at Brazil’s gangs

Reuters reported the details of a little-known episode in the career of the new Brazilian president’s incoming top security advisor, including the general’s heavy-handed tactics in dealing with a Haitian warlord during a United Nations mission 13 years ago. This self-declared success story is likely to guide him in his approach to using the army in cracking down on violent crime in Brazil despite being condemned by various human rights groups as a “massacre” in which dozens of bystanders were killed. The new Brazilian president wants the former general and other ex-Haiti hands to tame Brazil’s favelas using the methods employed in the slums of Port-au-Prince.


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