Lei Seca Increases Action Across Rio for Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) is stepping up its activities to prevent drunk driving during Carnival this year. Throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro 250 agents will be working daily, in both preventive acts and inspections such as blitzes, where police divert traffic in order to stop and test drivers.

On Saturday, 22 agents carried out an educational operation at a Carnival bloco, Simpatia é Quase Amor (Affection is Almost Love), in Ipanema. They were in the procession distributing stickers and fans to the estimated 80,000 revelers in . . .

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