Shooting deaths, school closures worsen recent Rio crime wave



Police killed at least two suspected drug traffickers on Monday during a day-long shootout in the hills overlooking one of Rio de Janeiro's wealthiest districts, the latest in a wave of violent clashes that elsewhere in the city caused 8,000 children to miss school.
The shootout, in the Pavão-Pavãozinho slum in the hills above the beachside neighbourhoods of Ipanema and Copacabana, prolongs what many Rio residents fear is a sharp decline in security just two months after the city hosted the Olympics and as public security budgets have been slashed because of Brazil's worst recession in... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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