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Rio Rattled by Gang Crime Across Beaches, Neighborhoods

Residents and public officials in Rio de Janeiro scrambled earlier this week to come to terms with a weekend of mass robberies along the city's popular beachfront and upscale neighborhoods nearby. The assaults, carried out by swarms of young bandits combing beaches and crowded sidewalks, pilfering whatever they could, come less than a year before Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics. They coincide with a deep economic downturn that has exposed old fault lines between rich and poor. In...

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