Violence during Rio Carnival spotlights security woes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A series of muggings, armed robberies and confrontations during Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebrations are highlighting a deteriorating security situation in the city.

TV Globo on Wednesday showed videos of gunfire between rival drug gangs, teenagers punching tourists in areas usually considered relatively safe and a policeman narrowly escaping after several people attacked him in front of his home.

Rio state Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao acknowledged there weren’t...

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