By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – It is simply an unfortunate facet of life in Rio that after a few months of living here you are certain to know someone who has been on the wrong end of a street robbery. While any major city has its crime problems, Rio’s tend - rightly or wrongly – to be enhanced by its global reputation for violence.

The recently increasing trend for robbing customers in restaurants has caused fresh alarm and thrown up new security questions for Governor Sergio Cabral and his team.

From Largo do Machado to Leblon the new . . .

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