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By Amy Skalmusky, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is under siege. The violence started on Sunday, and just in the last 24 hours, 19 vehicles have been burnt including cars, buses and vans, bringing the total to over thirty. Police cabins have been attacked throughout the city and authorities are on high alert and taking actions to quell the violence.

Four injuries and no deaths have been directly related to the attacks, however, O Globo reports 12 deaths related to subsequent police operations in the favelas.

The atmosphere is tense. Earlier today, a three-foot, chained . . .

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