‘Carjackers’ in Brazil kill British oil worker

Posted: April 7, 2014 in news
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This news was send me today by a reader of this Blog. In the comment about the news this person tells about the censorship in Brazil a couple of months before the beginning of the FIFA World Cup. Of course, the official media leaded by Globo Network are making all for this news do not come to the Brazilian public. Try to find a site of news talking about this crime on a search on Google. I made it. The only Brazilian site telling the death of British Peter Campsie, 48, oil worker, on last 2 April, is a blog from Rio das Ostras, small city near where he was killed, during a robbery attempt, probably what is called in Brazil as “lightning kidnapping” – where the victim is kept in the hands of the robbers inside the car to make withdrawals at ATMs or while they use their credit cards.

petercampsiePeter Campsie, 48, who was killed by two gunmen in Rio de Janeiro in an attempted car jacking on Wednesday.

Fears have been raised over safety at the 2014 Brazil World Cup after a British oil worker was shot dead in an attempted carjacking. Scot Peter Campsie, 48, was killed by two gunmen in Rio de Janeiro as he returned home to his family following a business meeting. The operations manager for Diamond Offshore Drilling International was shot twice as he tried to flee his Lexus on Wednesday, it has been reported. His death comes just three months before the start of the World Cup tournament – and as officials desperately try to reassure the world they will host a safe competition. Source: www.dailymail.com.uk .

What all international sites are reporting but the Brazilian media does not tells one only word about it:

mirrorRead more here: www.mirror.com.uk.

bbcRead more here: www.bbc.com.

guardianRead more here: www.theguardian.com.

telegraphRead more here: www.telegraph.com.uk.

Rio de Janeiro at war!

1The soldiers are relieving police who entered the Mare slum last week.

Nearly 3,000 Brazilian troops are being used to confront powerful drug gangs in key areas of the city ahead of the football World Cup.

It is the biggest such operation since the authorities began tackling powerful drug gangs in key areas of the city ahead of the football World Cup in June and July. Tanks, helicopters and armoured vehicles are being used in the operation at the Mare slum complex. Elite troops are expected to remain in the area until after the tournament.

2The security forces believe that most drug gangs left the area days before the announced operation.

For decades the area, near Rio’s international airport, has been controlled by some of the city’s most powerful drug gangs. Turf wars between rival groups have often forced the closure of the highway linking the city centre to the airport and other key access roads to Rio, where the World Cup final will be played. The soldiers will replace policemen who entered the area last Sunday in the first stage of the occupation.

Three hundred of the 2,000 military police officers who took part in last week’s operation have remained in the community. They are expected to leave once the 2,700 soldiers – most of them elite army troops – secure the area. The airspace above the shanty town has been closed indefinitely, which will force planes to change their landing and take-off routes.

‘Curfews and shootings’

The programme of “pacification” of Rio’s notorious shanty towns, or favelas, began in November 2008. There have been setbacks to the scheme, with some clashes and attacks on security forces in favelas previously occupied. Many point out, however, that other types of crime, such as muggings and car robberies, have gone up sharply since the pacification scheme began. Many gangs have been pushed into other areas of the city and have had to pursue new criminal activities to replace the income lost with illegal drug sales.

3The area is an amalgamation of 16 different favelas, controlled until now by some of Rio’s most notorious drug lords.

Some 160,000 people live in the 16 favelas that make up the Favela district, according to the Pereira Passos Institute, linked to Rio’s mayor’s office. Two of the favelas are controlled by the Comando Vermelho gang; the other 14 by a rival group, the Terceiro Comando Puro.

The operation in the Favela da Mare community was ordered by President Dilma Rousseff, as Brazil prepares to host the biggest event in its history. The World Cup will begin in Sao Paulo on 12 June and will end in Rio’s famous Maracana stadium on 13 July. Source: www.bbcnews.com.

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  1. giginha says:

    Thank you for posting this

    Rosa van Schothorst

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