Hostages Taken at Luxury Hotel in Rio

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – A violent confrontation between drug traffickers and the police led to a state of emergency in Rio de Janeiro this morning, as a group of bandits took thirty-five guests and employees hostage in a luxury hotel in São Conrado in Zona Sul, after getting involved in an intense shooting with the police.

The incident started at about 8:30AM Saturday morning, when a large group of drug . . .

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