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  1. Video released by the government of Brazil showing World Cup preparations:
  2. The Rio Times, Issue CLXVII – Weekly Edition: May 23, 2012
  3. Malu Toledo, “Nove morrem em ação do BOPE; colonel diz que PM é ‘o melhor inseticida social,’” Folha de S. Paulo, April 16, 2008, (accessed on June 13, 2013).
  4. Bia Barbosa, “OEA recebe denúncia contra megaoperação no Complexo do Alemão”, Carta Mayor, 25 July 2007.
  5. Brazil judges murder points to vigilante power, Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press, Sept. 16, 2011 The Guardian
  6. Plans for 7,000 New Police in 2012 by Ségolène Poirier The Rio Times
  8. New York City Police Department Annual Firearms Discharge Report, 2011 and Journal Do Brasil, March 28, 2012, "Military Police in Rio and Sao Paulo kills more than countries with death penalty (PM do Rio e de SP mata mais que países com pena de morte)" by Raphael Prado

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