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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Launched by Rio's Secretary of State in January 2014, the Operation Lapa Presente has so far arrested numerous people for crimes and sheltered 15,000 homeless people in the one...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Lapa in Rio's Centro had an increased police presence this year through Carnival in an effort to reduce street crime and make the celebrations safer. Operação...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to authorities Operação Lapa Presente (Operation Today’s Lapa) has been highly successful in terms of arrests. An official statement from the local government reports a total of 120 fugitives...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Apart from being Rio's most vibrant nightspot, Lapa also has the sad reputation of being riddled by crime recently, with three people having been attacked in one week alone last...
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