Brazil’s government on Thursday announced additional security measures for the Summer Olympics after a string of violent incidents in Rio de Janeiro.
On Sunday, Australian Paralympian Liesl Tesch was robbed of a bike at gunpoint while cycling near her hotel in the stylish Flamengo Beach area.
The same morning, armed men invaded Rio's largest emergency public hospital to free a drug trafficking suspect who was receiving treatment under police guard. Another patient was shot and killed in the crossfire.
On Wednesday, five people were killed when a firefight broke out in a slum as police searched for the...