Rio gets huge Brazil bailout ahead of Olympics

Specter of rampant crime threatens Rio games

Brazil’s iconic state of Rio de Janeiro is getting a big bailout, just seven weeks before the Olympic Games arrive.

Brazil’s federal government approved the bailout, worth about $ 850 million (2.9 billion reals), to beef up security in Rio for the Olympics Games. The cash will also be used to pay police officers, who have not been paid for overtime work for over six months.

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