By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an effort to expand public security in Rio de Janeiro, the state government and the Federation of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro (Fecomércio) signed an agreement (on October 26th) to reproduce the Operação Lapa Presente (Operation Lapa Today) in three more of Rio's neighborhoods: Aterro do Flamengo, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, and Méier, beginning December 1st.
Government press reports the three areas will be patrolled daily from 6AM to 10PM by a total staff of 370 agents. In Flamengo, the operation will have different opening hours . . .