Politics: Brazil took an 'extreme measure' to fight crime in one of its biggest cities, but it's only made things worse

Politics: Brazil took an 'extreme measure' to fight crime in one of its biggest cities, but it's only made things worse

Brazilian armed-forces members patrol during an operation against organized crime as residents look on in Manguinhos slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21, 2017.

Brazil's government sent the army into Rio de Janeiro to take over public security. But crime and violence there haven't improved, and the operation's failure could have a much bigger impact.

Brazil took an 'extreme measure' to fight crime in one of its biggest cities, but it's only made things worse

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