“Rio mayor: State doing a ‘terrible, horrible job’ before Olympics”

“A month before Rio welcomes thousands of visitors for the 2016 Olympic Games, the city’s mayor has lashed out at state officials over the policing of violent crime.

…The state’s police officers vented their anger last week with a sign saying “Welcome to Hell” outside Rio airport. “Police and firefighters don’t get paid, whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe,” the sign said….

an Australian Paralympic athlete who was robbed at gunpoint, reports of 20 armed men breaking into a municipal hospital to free a drug kingpin, and a doctor killed by random gunfire on the main artery connecting the airport to the city…”


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