Troubles in the ”Marvellous City”

Troubles in the ”Marvellous City”

By Emanuel Skoog ~ “Cidade maravilhosa” meaning marvellous city, also known as Rio de Janeiro. What first comes to mind when one thinks of this, as the locals refer to it, marvellous city, are the Rio carnival, Copacabana beach, almost perpetual sunshine and the recent Olympic Games. However, the city has also seen escalating levels of violence with national TV news bulletins broadcasting footage of heavily armed gangs robbing tourists and the death of three police officers during this year’s carnival.