Crime in Rio Gets Even Worse, Just in Time for the OlympicsBy
Muggings rose 14 percent city-wide from January to May
Athletes from Spain, Australia have been mugged at gunpoint
Brazil’s list of pre-Olympic woes is getting longer. In addition to a political system in chaos, an economy in crippling recession and a public health crisis around Zika virus, new data suggests petty crime in Rio de Janeiro is on the rise.
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