Drugs raid shootout in Brazil leaves 25 dead – BBC News

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    At least 25 people including a police officer have been killed in a shootout in Rio de Janeiro, according to local media.

    The shootout took place during a police operation in a favela in the Jacarezinho area of the city.

    Police launched the operation after receiving reports that drug traffickers were recruiting children for their gang.

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    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

    Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

    Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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