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Brazil beefs up security for the Olympics after high-profile attacks

Brazil beefs up security for the Olympics after high-profile attacks

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...

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