Police in Brazil say they've identified four out of thirty-three men, suspected of having gang-raped a teenager and then posting a video of the attack online.
Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the rise in street crime. Nearly a hundred members of the security forces have been killed in Rio this year.
The Rio Olympics were a breeding ground for corruption that left behind crumbling mega-projects. But they also emboldened locals to organize and raise their voices against Brazil's plutocracy, Andrew Purcell reports.
Hundreds of favela residents have rallied on Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Copacabana beach, weary of the violence in the city's slums. The shooting death of a mother and daughter pushed the residents to act.
The brutal gang rape of a teenager by more than 30 men has shocked Brazil, where violence against women is endemic and often goes unreported. Some of the suspects broadcast their act on Twitter.
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