Latest First Command of the Capital Stories

2006-06-26 14:02:15

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police gunned down 13 suspects in two clashes in Sao Paulo state on Monday, saying the actions prevented a new round of attacks similar to a wave of gangster violence last month in which nearly 200 people were killed. A state security spokeswoman said the criminal organization responsible for the bloodshed in May, the First Command of the Capital (PCC), had been preparing new attacks on prisons in Sao Paulo's industrial satellite towns of Sao...

2006-05-18 19:21:02

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Sao Paulo's state governor said gang violence that has rocked Brazil's business capital Sao Paulo in the past week should serve as a warning to Brazil's richer classes that the country's deep social inequalities were tearing it apart. Governor Claudio Lembo, in a full-page interview published in leading newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, also denied police were carrying out massacres to quell the violence, in which 152 people have been killed...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.