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Police strike threatens Rio carnival crime wave

“Brazilian police
went on strike in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, risking a surge in
crime just days before the beach city’s famed carnival
celebrations.

Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city, has already been hit
by a crime wave since police walked off the job there last week.
The Rio strike is likely to force the government to send in
thousands of army troops, as it did in Salvador.”

(Source: Police strike threatens Rio carnival crime wave – chicagotribune.com.)