Rio polícia para: estamos "vivendo em crise"
People visiting Rio de Janeiro for its fabulous Carnaval have always had to step carefully to avoid getting their pockets picked, or worse.
This year avoiding trouble will be a lot harder if police officers and fire fighters deliver on a threat to go on strike during the celebrations. In a letter to the FT – prompted by a beyondbrics report last week on the collapse of three buildings – the police union says public security in Rio de Janeiro is “living in crisis”
An estimated 20,000 police officers, fire fighters and their supporters held a rally on Copacabana beach on Sunday to protest what unions say are the lowest police and fire service salaries in the country.