Brazilian police carried out “Operation Hashtag” in states across the country, arresting 10 people suspected of being radicalized online and plotting to buy assault rifles to carry out terror attacks at the Olympics. The arrests came as terror-related web “chatter” in Brazil is on the rise.
It's partly nostalgia for the type of weapon that safeguarded him in Vietnam, says Luis Quiñonez, a 64-year-old former Marine. Still, the NRA member is not a fan of some of the issues advocated by the NRA.
Russian athletes cannot compete in track and field events in Rio this summer. But when you look closely at the ban, it really shows the agency tasked with keeping the Olympics clean isn't doing its job.
Brazil’s lauded pacification effort is crumbling. The drug gangs are gaining back ground and crime is rising across Rio de Janeiro. Some are wondering if the gangs and police will strike a truce in time for the Olympics.
"Visibility is a very powerful weapon in these discussions. It's basically a performance of oneself. That is one of the most powerful things you can do, being proud of yourself and achieving visibility."