‘Instead of doctors, they send police to kill us’: locked-down Rio faces deadly raids

Posted by on May 18, 2020 3:01 am
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Covid-19 quarantine has not stopped police from storming favelas, with 13 killed in the latest operation

Maria Diva do Nascimento was worried as she set off for her job at one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest hospitals wearing a face mask she hoped would keep her alive.

It had been two days since she had heard from her son Allyson, a 20-year-old drug trafficker whose job made social isolation impossible.

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