Saturday, April 02, 2005

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil- Government officials are claiming corrupt police are responsible for a massacre in which 27 people were killed and dozens others wounded in the working class neighborhoods of Nova Iguacu and Queimados. Claudia Guerreiro, a spokeswoman for the Rio Public Safety Department, said that "the massacres could have been a reprisal … for the arrest of eight police officers suspected of killing two men in police station."