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30Jul/17

Brazil deploys troops in Rio as crime surges

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JULY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) – Armed forces troops have been deployed throughout much of the city of Rio de Janeiro and surrounding areas as part of a plan to combat organized crime in Brazil’s second largest city. Continue reading

07Aug/16
photo-journalist Diana Dobson is press attaché for the Rio Olympics.

Bullet narrowly misses New Zealand Olympic official

A New Zealand Olympic official barely missed being hit by a stray bullet at the equestrian center in Rio de Janeiro, adding to the list of concerns on day 1 of the games. Continue reading