>> 33 inmates killed Friday in the largest prison in northern Brazil. The uprising in the state of Roraima could be in retaliation for a separate prison riot just five days ago that also left dozens dead. Inmates broke out of their cells overnight and invaded a wing of the Monte Cristo Farm penitentiary.
The carnage reportedly included decapitations, some had their hearts cut out and their bodies burned on a bonfire. Officials blame rival drug gangs that control the country's overcrowded prison system. A local security official says members of Brazil's most powerful gang, The first Capital Command, or PCC, are responsible for Friday's grisly attack.
Last weekend the same gang was targeted at a bloodbath at an Amazona state prison by the rival north family drug faction. 56 inmates were slaughtered in the country's worst prison massacre in nearly two decades. Many prisoners also escaped, officials are still on the hunt. Brazil's justice minister claims Friday killings are the result of an internal PCC fued and not related to Monday's massacre.
He insists Brazil has control of its prisons. On Thursday, president Michel Temer said the federal government would spend 250 million to build at least one new prison in each of Brazil's 26 states.