Rio to Implement Policies to Decrease Thefts on Beaches

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With summer season just around the corner and forecasts of hundreds of thousands of tourists flooding into Rio de Janeiro, city officials are preparing public policies geared towards homeless or low-income youths with the hopes of decreasing mass robberies known locally as “arrastões” (big drags), registered in the past at some of the city’s most famous beaches.

The first integrated center to help process these youngsters . . .

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