Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro is a city in Brazil.
History[edit | edit source]
At some point after the conflict, the city was identified as a hotspot by Overwatch.
Decades after the Omnic Crisis, Calado and the Vishkar Corporation were in competition for (re)development of the city. Rio's mayor favored Calado's proposal, due to the company's history with Rio. This was in the midst of protests from Rio's townsfolk, protesting against any re-development of their neighborhoods. However, as the Calado building was destroyed in a detonation (likely caused by Vishkar itself), the contract went to Vishkar. Months later, Rio had a new city center.
Part of the original deal or otherwise, Vishkar secured a contract to redevelop large tracts of the city. The people were told that the development would improve their lives. However, that promise never became a reality. Vishkar imposed controls on the residents in the name of building a more orderly society: enforcing curfews, cracking down on what the company perceived as lawless behavior, and exploiting the populace as a cheap labor force. Sonic technology was employed to suppress the people. However, city resident Lúcio Correia dos Santos stole the technology and used it against Vishkar, leading a popular uprising that drove out the corporation.