Rudy To Help Rio Clean Up Crime Before 2016 Olympics
Published at 1:41 PM EST on Dec 4, 2009 | Updated at 1:45 PM EST on Dec 4, 2009
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Rio de Janeiro can become a safe city before it hosts the 2016 Olympics. And his consulting firm will be paid to offer advice on how to make that happen.
Giuliani visited a slum in Rio on Thursday and praised Rio's efforts to bring order to the violence-plagued areas where drug traffickers hold sway.
Rio Governor Sergio Cabral says that Giuliani's consulting firm will be contracted to give security advice. Details of the deal were not disclosed.
Giuliani oversaw a drastic drop in crime in New York during his tenure as mayor from
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