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Earlier this year, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but the celebrations brought in some worrying news for the city’s homeless people.
In an attempt to clear Copacabana Beach for tourists, Brazilian authorities have been offering to take some of the city’s estimated 5,500 homeless people to shelters outside the city. Murillo Sabino, of the Rio-based charity Project Rua, said: “Homeless people are being coercively removed. We have received reports of beatings.”