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World Cup 2014: Beware of strangers, favelas and mosquitoes

Stick together; don`t accept drinks from strangers; don`t visit favelas -- and don`t forget the mosquito repellent. That`s just some of the consular advice being offered to foreign football fans heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month.

Brazil Army takes on peacekeeping duties in favelas

Police conducted a bloody crackdown on drug gangs in Rio slums last month.

Brazil Police, drug gangs clash; 21 dead

Brazilian police used armoured tanks to launch massive crackdown on gangs.