By Nestor Bailly, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the holiday season approaches, Rio fills with tourists and revelers ready to take in the Marvelous City’s legendary New Year’s Eve and Carnival parties. However, this year the festivities are tainted by the violence of past weeks, which begun as drug traffickers attacked police and civilians prompting an Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here