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In the slums of Rio de Janeiro violent drug gangs operate with impunity with no regard for human life. Now after decades of chaos Brazilian authorities are attempting to restore order. They are using military-like force. And a new approach to policing. This bold offensive is referred to as pacification. But will it work, and can it work in time? Rio is racing against the clock as both the World Cup and the Olympics come to town. Vanguard: Gang Wars in Rio, 2011
The favelas of Rio and other major cities mix extreme poverty with drugs, guns and violence – sometimes less than a mile from the most fabulous dwellings overlooking the beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana. Misha Glenny, McMafia
Sao Paulo has eclipsed Rio, becoming the great epicentre both of Brazil’s crazed spurt of economic growth and the uncontrollable rise of its organised crime. ibid.
Manaus: We are on a drug trafficking route. Today, our city is a murder capital. Killer Ratings I: The Accusation, opening commentary, dude, Netflix 2019
And it was here that the Wallace case took place. ibid. woman
The Wallace case was exceptional. Many do not believe that what happened was even possible. Such outrageous events. So momentous. ibid. dude
I started a crime show [Canal Livre]. ibid. Souza
He started to become defender of the people … Wallace fought against drug trafficking and criminals. ibid. director
The police themselves tipped us off. And we sent a crew to report. ibid.
A big fight started between the puppet and Gil … Wallace thought it was hilarious. ibid.
In his first election he won the most votes in Manaus. ibid.
Wallace presented himself as a saviour. He was going to solve all the issues. ibid. dude
They always got there first because the representative ordered the killings: Representative Wallace. ibid. journalist
Due to the volume of facts to be investigated, we had the idea of creating a group which was called Task Force. Killer Ratings II: The Investigation
According to his testimony, he had been killing for Wallace Souza. More than a dozen killings. But Representative Wallace Souza stated he did not know Moa. ibid. Task Force dude
Among those who worked for him there were former cops who had been expelled from the force for criminal activities. ibid. dude
They started to kill rival drug dealers and to film the scene, creating a buzz. ibid.
When the story hit the news, many people, mainly those living in poor neighbourhoods where Wallace was popular, thought that he was being persecuted. Killer Ratings III: Conspiracy, woman
Moah had revealed in his statement that Raphael Souza, Wallace’s son, was a key person in the criminal organisation. ibid. Task Force dude
The evidence we gathered confirmed all of the statements we had collected. ibid. rozzer
I’m sure my son and I are innocent. Killer Ratings IV: The Son, Wallace to press
The Task Force was ready to take the next step in the investigation. We would arrest the security guards that worked on Wallace’s TV show. ibid. Task Force dude
The Task Force dragged my father’s name through the mud. Killer Ratings V: In God’s Hands, son
Wallace faces several accusations including witness intimidation, as well as forming a criminal organization and drug trafficking. ibid. television news
I declare the impeachment of Wallace Souza. ibid. speaker of house
The press is simply destroying our family. ibid. wife into press microphone
Police have received several anonymous tip-offs on the whereabouts of Wallace Souza. Killer Ratings VI: Judgement, television news
Judge Mirza Telma today heard five witnesses for the prosecution. Among them, two people who witnessed the death of Cacula. ibid.
It was a long and complex case. I had to decide if there was enough evidence to prove Wallace Souza was the author of this crime. ibid. Judge
I came to the conclusion that there was enough evidence for all the defendants including Wallace to be sent for trial by a jury. Killer Ratings VII: The Terror, judge
I talked. I gave hours of testimony. ibid. Wallace’s co-worker Gisele Vaz
As I carried on working, as the years went by, I started noticing something was wrong. They would arrive at someone’s house without a warrant and simply force their way in. ‘There are drugs here.’ Often they didn’t find anything and they’d say, ‘Bring it from the car.’ ibid.
I saw many innocent people go to jail. ibid.
I sentence Raphael to nine years in prison for the murder of Cleomir Bernardino. ibid. judge
In the City of God if you run away, they get you. Cidade De Deus 2002 [City of God] starring Alexandre Rodrigues & Leandro Firmino & Phellipe Haagensen & Douglas Silva & Jonathan Haagensen & Matheus Nachtergaele & Seu Jorge & Alice Braga et al, directors Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund, gang in front, rozzers behind
We came to the City of God hoping to find paradise. Many families were homeless due to flooding and acts of arson; in the slums the bigwigs in government don’t joke around. ibid. young commentary
This gangster’s life isn’t for me. ibid. gangsta
Having a hood as a brother sucks. ibid. young gangsta
There were constant police raids in the slum. ibid. commentary
The local boss was a former classmate, Blacky. ibid.
Big Boy used the neighbourhood kids as dealers. ibid.
That night Li’l Dice satisfied his thirst to kill ... From one hit to the next Li’l Dice grew up. ibid.
The big bucks are in drugs. Especially in selling coke. ibid.
The business now belongs to Li’l Ze. And that we’ll be selling coke. ibid. Li’l Ze takes over
The City teemed with addicts and Li’l Ze grew rich. ibid.
It was as if the City of God had finally found a hero. ibid.
I forgot to say. My name isn’t Rocket any more. I’m now Wilson Rodrigues. Photographer. ibid.
The Amazon rainforest is at a tipping point. And criminal networks are pushing it closer to the edge … Illegal logging is a major factor in deforestation, gold-mining is equally malicious. Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller s1e8: Amazon Mafia, National Geographic 2022