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Rio Reassures Public as Police Plan Strike

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a week of police strikes and soaring crime rates in the northeastern state Bahia, Rio de Janeiro's State Governor, Sergio Cabral, has been seeking to reassure citizens that the same thing will not occur in Rio. He announced on Monday, “Carnival will be in peace. I trust our security professionals ... I have no doubt that we will safeguard not only Carnival, but our day-to-day tranquility.”

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