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Policing to Increase on Rio’s Beaches After Robberies

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - State Secretary of Safety José Mariano Beltrame has vowed to reinforce policing in the famous Zona Sul (South Zone) beaches with an additional six hundred military police officers, among other initiatives, in response to a wave of mass robberies conducted by groups of teenagers that terrorized beachgoers from Leme to Leblon on two holidays in November.

The initiative to increase patrolling on Rio's beaches will include reinforcement from . . .

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