Certain areas of Rio are dangerous just because of stray bullets. Brazilian press is prohibited from wearing bulletproof vests1.
On Wednesday night authorities landed an early blow, arresting the favela's drug boss, 35-year-old Antonio Bonfim Lopes, as he attempted to flee inside a car boot. Lopes – Rio's most wanted man – was accompanied by two men claiming to be Congolese diplomats.Life and death in Rio's drug wars at The Guardian
1. Though I think I have seen reporters wearing the vests in coverage from the first incursion which I wrote about.↩