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2006-08-23 18:56:32

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Wednesday sentenced the first of five police officers charged with murdering 29 people in a massacre in Rio de Janeiro to a long prison term -- a rare ruling in a country where police have often acted with impunity.

2006-07-05 15:52:10

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police occupied two Rio de Janeiro slums on Wednesday in search of a drug kingpin suspected of ordering a massacre of up to 18 people whose bodies had been dumped on Rio streets this week.

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.

2006-02-16 12:59:11

By Carolina Schwartz SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Human rights groups reacted with dismay on Thursday to a Brazilian court's decision to absolve the commander of a police squad that killed more than 100 convicts in a notorious 1992 prison massacre.

2005-08-22 16:43:14

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police in Rio de Janeiro killed five suspected drug traffickers, including a 15-year-old, during a shootout in one of the crime-ridden city's slums, authorities said on Monday.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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