Organized Crime & Gangs

As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas

“Brazil has been rattled by a terrible recession, multiple corruption scandals, a political meltdown and the Zika virus. And now Rio is suffering a security crisis. Murders are up 15 percent from last year. Robbery is up 30 percent. Amid the economic and political turmoil, the state security budget has been cut by a third. The gangs are fighting for territory in advance of the Olympics, according to authorities.”

Source: As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas : Parallels : NPR

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