By Nelson Belen and Ciara Long, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Thursday, December 8th, local news outlets reported that Italian tourist Roberto Bardella, 52, was shot in the head after inadvertently entering the favela community of Prazeres with his cousin earlier that day. The two men had been sightseeing and were visiting Christ the Redeemer, but were led by their GPS device into Prazeres, a favela close to Santa Teresa and central Rio.

According to Rio's Delegacia de Homicídios (Homicides Department), the incident began at about 11:30 AM, when Bardella and his cousin were approached . . .

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