Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

In this Dec. 8, 2017 photo, William, who is homeless, prepares lunch at a park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

In this Dec.6, 2017 photo, Silvana Regina Venceslao, 33, who has four children and is six month pregnant, rests outside the public defender’s office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO — One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face.