Brazilian gang jokes with knives in video before Paraguay prison riot left 10 dead, six decapitated

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Brazilian 'gang members' were captured boasting about their machetes inside a Paraguayan jail cell shortly before reportedly leading a bloody revolt Sunday that left ten inmates dead and 15 injured.

Alleged members of the Primer Comando da Capital [PCC], the largest criminal organization in Brazil, appeared in a cellphone video laughing and banging their large knives at the San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú Regional Jail in the department of San Pedro.

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According to local Paraguayan outlet ABC Color, the rebellion was caused after the PCC learned of the impending transfer of a detainee with alleged ties to the Rotela Clan.

Prison officials feared for the inmate's safety and decided to move him to another detention facility to avoid any problems.



Members of the Primer Comando da Capital saw their first uprising fall short when it failed to garner enough support from the prison population.

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The gang was able to recruit more prisoners for its second attempt before the police intervened.

But the PCC's third attempt proved to be too much for authorities on Sunday morning.

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What followed was the worst prison clash in Latin America in 2019. It follows an even deadlier incident last year when 68 were killed inside a Venezuelan penitentiary.

Images recorded inside the prison during the most recent riot showed the gang surrounding one of its victims in the middle of the courtyard while other inmates looked on.

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The attackers also filmed themselves decapitating a prisoner who was pinned to the floor with a rag covering his mouth.

A gruesome picture of the...
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