RIO DE JANEIRO – With violence raising concerns about security during Olympics in August, police near the Olympic beach volleyball venue in Copacabana told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a foot and other body parts had been found on the shore. The officers said the parts washed up from the sea, but offered no further details.
Police attempts to recapture a drug trafficker who escaped from a Brazilian hospital have led to more than a week of deadly gunbattles in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.
Ten people have been killed and about 50 schools have been shuttered over the past nine days because of shootings triggered by the police searches, the newspaper O Globo said. Police would not confirm the death toll, but said they had deployed 27 battalions of military police to various areas, including Rio’s downtown and its touristy southern area.
Nicolas Labre Pereira, nicknamed “Fat Family,” escaped June 19 when assailants stormed one of…