For nearly one year, soldiers carrying machine guns have been raiding some of Brazil’s most dangerous favelas.
Brazil‘s military claims its crackdown on crime in Rio de Janeiro has been a success.
The controversial operation, due to end on Monday, targeted some of the state’s most violent areas – most of them in the capital.
But some residents say it failed to address the root causes of the problem.
Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports.