Conservatives cheered for 2016 Olympics amid Rio's drug gang warfare.
When conservatives cheered the defeat of the US bid to host the 2016 Olympics, one of the reasons they scorned the bid was violence in Chicago, linking the US bid to the vicious gang murder of a high school student in Chicago.
Now two weeks after winning the international competition, Rio de Janeiro has erupted into open drug gang warfare, the violence startling even for a city already known for it.
At least 14 have been killed, including two officers who died when their police helicopter was shot down.
Brazilian officials are promising to restore order, and assuring watchers that they can deliver a safe 2016 Olympics.