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Opinion, by Michael D. Kerlin

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Corcovado Mountain and its foothills just can’t win when it comes to security, but everyone risks rushing too fast to respond to a series of crises on the iconic, jungled hills. Back in 2008, masked gunmen kidnapped three Chinese contractors and a Vietnamese diplomat on the leafy road that runs up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, last Monday, another group, also heavily armed and masked, broke into the ritzy Hotel Santa Teresa and robbed ten guests at gunpoint.

Two days later, a woman was taken hostage in a . . .

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