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Rio Olympics: Fears grow over violence in host city

Rio de Janeiro

Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Brazil, the man in charge of security has told media that the threat of a terror attack is his “overwhelming concern.”

An extra 80,000 security personnel have been brought in to patrol the streets of Rio de Janeiro and the stadiums – amid concern that the country is a soft target for criminals.


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