Shoot­ing deaths, Rio crime wave wors­ens

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Rio de Janeiro:

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 PavãoPavãoz­inho slum above the beach­side neigh­bor­hoods of Ipanema and Copaca­bana, high­lighted 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 nearly a cen­tury. Reuters

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