Fox News Latino/EFE, 07/15/2012
Drug traffickers are behind the wave of violence that has affected Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, over the past few weeks, Sao Paulo state Gov. Geraldo Alckmin said.
“They are attacking the police to divert attention and relieve the pressure we are putting on drug trafficking, but we are not going to retreat one millimeter,” Alckmin, a member of the opposition Brazilian Social Democratic Party, or PSDB, said.
Sao Paulo police killed eight suspected criminals between Friday night and Saturday morning, officials said.