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Topic - Sérgio Cabral Filho
Internationally renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer was being honored Thursday with a memorial in Brasilia, the modernist Brazilian capital he helped design out of the country's vast interior plain with signature buildings of flowing concrete and grand, sweeping curves.
More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers raced into Brazil's biggest slum before dawn Sunday, quickly gaining control of a shantytown ruled for decades by a heavily armed drug gang.
RIO DE JANEIRO | More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers raced into Brazil's biggest slum before dawn Sunday, quickly gaining control of a shantytown ruled for decades by a heavily armed drug gang.
"His manner was gentle, his convictions were firm, and he was loved by the Brazilian people," Mr. Cabral said of Mr. Niemeyer in a statement.
"We're taking back this territory for the 100,000 citizens of Rocinha, people who have needed peace," said Sergio Cabral, governor of Rio de Janeiro state.