Rio Plans to Use Federal Aid to Pay Late Police Salaries

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the reassurances by the state government that wages would be paid with the aid sent by the federal government for security in Rio, tourists arriving at the Tom Jobim International Airport on Monday morning were once again greeted with a sign stating “Welcome to Hell”. This is the second time police officers and firemen have protested at the airport in recent weeks.

Off-duty police officers were once again protesting at Rio's airport and warning visitors that those who venture out to the city ‘are not safe’. Outside . . .

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