Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro to Boost Tourism

Over the weekend Brazil’s Federal Government unveiled the Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (Rio from January to January) program, which it says will boost tourism to the city despite recent news of violence.  The program includes 100 events that will take place in Rio throughout the next year and will be funded by R$1 billion in investments through partnerships in the private sector.

BRAZIL UNVEILS PLAN TO ATTRACT TOURISTS TO RIO

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Police Arrest Suspect in Tourist Shooting

Over the weekend, Rio de Janeiro police arrested a man they believe was involved in the recent shooting of a British tourist who was vacationing in the city with her husband and children.  During the confrontation between police and a group of criminals (during which the suspect was apprehended), two other men were shot and died at the scene.

RIO POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN BRITISH TOURIST SHOOTING