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Rio Olympics 2016

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Violence and Crime - 25 Jun 2015
Rising unemployment, low police morale and a growing sense of hopelessness among Rio's poor are contributing to greater crime ahead of the upcoming Olympics.
OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR4YQLH
June 24, 2015
A police officer questions a youth at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11, 2015. A shootout...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officer questions a youth at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer questions a youth at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11, 2015. A shootout last month, the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, has raised concerns a police campaign - for which Santa Marta, with its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views, was the model - is running out of steam a year before half a million visitors arrive for the 2016 Olympics. No one was injured in the maze of alleys and steps of the "favela" that is home to 6,000 people, but the incident, in the wake of the stabbing deaths of a cyclist and a German tourist, has sparked fears that after years of progress, violence is on the rise again in Brazil's postcard city. Picture taken June 11, 2015. To match Feature OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3JDYG
March 31, 2014
Boys play soccer as a policeman patrols one day after the occupation of the Mare slums complex in Rio...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Boys play soccer as a policeman patrols one day after the occupation of the Mare slums complex in Rio...
Boys play soccer as a policeman patrols one day after the occupation of the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, March 31, 2014. The federal troops and police occupied the Mare slums complex on Sunday to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR4YQLC
June 24, 2015
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11, 2015. A shootout last...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11, 2015. A shootout last month, the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, has raised concerns a police campaign - for which Santa Marta, with its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views, was the model - is running out of steam a year before half a million visitors arrive for the 2016 Olympics. No one was injured in the maze of alleys and steps of the "favela" that is home to 6,000 people, but the incident, in the wake of the stabbing deaths of a cyclist and a German tourist, has sparked fears that after years of progress, violence is on the rise again in Brazil's postcard city. Picture taken June 11, 2015. To match Feature OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR4YQL9
June 24, 2015
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2015. A shootout last...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2015. A shootout last month, the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, has raised concerns a police campaign - for which Santa Marta, with its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views, was the model - is running out of steam a year before half a million visitors arrive for the 2016 Olympics. No one was injured in the maze of alleys and steps of the "favela" that is home to 6,000 people, but the incident, in the wake of the stabbing deaths of a cyclist and a German tourist, has sparked fears that after years of progress, violence is on the rise again in Brazil's postcard city. Picture taken June 18, 2015. To match Feature OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR4YQLF
June 24, 2015
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2015. A shootout last...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Police officers patrol at Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 18, 2015. A shootout last month, the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, has raised concerns a police campaign - for which Santa Marta, with its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views, was the model - is running out of steam a year before half a million visitors arrive for the 2016 Olympics. No one was injured in the maze of alleys and steps of the "favela" that is home to 6,000 people, but the incident, in the wake of the stabbing deaths of a cyclist and a German tourist, has sparked fears that after years of progress, violence is on the rise again in Brazil's postcard city. Picture taken June 18, 2015. To match Feature OLYMPICS-RIO/VIOLENCE REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3J7EY
March 30, 2014
A man takes a shower as policemen patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A man takes a shower as policemen patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro...
A man takes a shower as policemen patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, March 30, 2014. Federal troops and police occupied the Mare slums complex on Sunday to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER)
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3J736
March 30, 2014
Police helicopters fly over the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 30, 2014.The federal troops...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Police helicopters fly over the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
Police helicopters fly over the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 30, 2014.The federal troops and police occupied the Mare slums complex on Sunday to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT SOCCER)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTR3IKI7
March 25, 2014
A woman extends a sheet on a clothesline as police officer patrols during an operation at the Mare slums...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A woman extends a sheet on a clothesline as police officer patrols during an operation at the Mare slums...
A woman extends a sheet on a clothesline as police officer patrols during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTR3IKEI
March 25, 2014
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FUIH
June 09, 2015
A child inside a car looks at partially demolished houses next to the construction work for the Rio 2016...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A child inside a car looks at partially demolished houses next to the construction work for the Rio 2016...
A child inside a car looks at partially demolished houses next to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 9, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX1D5BU
May 15, 2015
Residents observe as policemen take up position near an area where two men were found dead on top of...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents observe as policemen take up position near an area where two men were found dead on top of...
Residents observe as policemen take up position near an area where two men were found dead on top of the Sao Carlos slums complex in Rio de Janeiro May 15, 2015. According to residents of the complex, there is an ongoing war between drug dealers in the region and these two men were killed by the police during a police operation in the same area the previous night. Police told local media that they will investigate the deaths. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTX1D5CF
May 15, 2015
A policeman runs to take position near an area where two men were found dead on top of the Sao Carlos...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A policeman runs to take position near an area where two men were found dead on top of the Sao Carlos...
A policeman runs to take position near an area where two men were found dead on top of the Sao Carlos slums complex in Rio de Janeiro May 15, 2015. According to residents of the complex, there is an ongoing war between drug dealers in the region and these two men were killed by the police during a police operation in the same area the previous night. Police told local media that they will investigate the deaths. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3K2BG
April 05, 2014
A Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2014. The federal...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2014. The federal troops have taken control of security operations in Mare slums complex to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTR3IKFQ
March 25, 2014
Girls rest along an alley as police officers patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Girls rest along an alley as police officers patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in...
Girls rest along an alley as police officers patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-SLUMS/
RTR3IZ6W
March 28, 2014
A police officer from the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) patrols the streets of the Cantagalo slum in Rio...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer from the Pacifying Police Unit patrols the streets of the Cantagalo slum in Rio de Janeiro...
A police officer from the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) patrols the streets of the Cantagalo slum in Rio de Janeiro March 13, 2014. After a half-century of neglect, it seemed the government finally cared about Rio's notorious slums, or favelas, with the implementation of an effort to reclaim huge swaths of the city from criminals. This was done through police occupations of historically violent neighbourhoods. Five years into the program, police now occupy 37 major favelas, home to 1.5 million people. Picture taken March 13, 2014. To match Insight BRAZIL-SLUMS/ REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POVERTY)
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3K2DA
April 05, 2014
A resident looks on as a Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, April...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident looks on as a Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A resident looks on as a Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2014. The federal troops have taken control of security operations in Mare slums complex to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTR3IKF4
March 25, 2014
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3J6LO
March 30, 2014
A policeman takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 30,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A policeman takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A policeman takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 30, 2014. The Federal troops and police occupied the Mare slums complex on Sunday to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3K2CT
April 05, 2014
A Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2014. The federal...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A Brazilian Army soldier patrols the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2014. The federal troops have taken control of security operations in Mare slums complex to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTR3IKHS
March 25, 2014
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro
A police officer takes up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL/
RTR3IPYF
March 26, 2014
Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro...
Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 26, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday.
Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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