Opinion: Rio’s Mayor’s First 100 Days

All this inaction was eminently predictable.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today marks 100 days since Mayor Crivella was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Rio. This traditional milestone usually precipitates articles asking “what’s he done?” or “what hasn’t he done?” The answer to both questions seems to be “not much”.

He did begin talks with the State government about having the municipal guards join forces with the state police. The problem is that law enforcement, meaning crime fighting, is the exclusive province of the state government, not the municipal government; municipal guards are not permitted to carry firearms . . .

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