Rio Drug Wars Spill Over to 'Everyday' Life

Rio de Janeiro's mayor declares crime to be "out of control." The city has endured a running battle between the police and heavily armed drug gangs for at least 20 years, but in recent months the violence has started to affect the day-to-day lives of the middle and upper classes. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

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