By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a rash of robbery and crime in Rio's beach neighborhoods of Zona Sul (South Zone) including Copacabana and Ipanema, authorities are announcing new police actions to improve security during the summer high-tourism season.

Last weekend the polícia militar (PM, or military police) and guarda municipal (GM, or municipal guard) reinforced their efforts with a mobile communications center set up in Aproador.

A government news source reported that the PM provides 850 men from different units to join Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here