• In this July 19, 2016 photo, patient Penina Pierre sits alone in a dermatology ward, her bandaged foot propped on a chair, at the Hospital of the State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. Across Haiti, a punishing strike by doctors and interns will soon enter its fourth month. Visiting missionaries are keeping her fed since she has no family. "Maybe someday the doctors will come back," Pierre said. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel.

  • In this July 7, 2016 photo, a police officer runs for cover during an exchange of gunfire with drug traffickers at the "pacified" Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Half a dozen officers had entrenched themselves behind a cable car station while they shot it out with suspected drug traffickers in the sprawling cluster of slums in north Rio. Shootouts erupt daily, even in slums where community policing programs had successfully rewritten the narrative in recent years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Rio security push crumbles as murders, police killings rise

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On the eve of hosting the world’s largest sporting event, Rio de Janeiro’s decade-long push to curb violence in hundreds of slums appears to be crumbling.