Taylor BarnesDecember 19, 2012 07:00
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Crosses dotted the sand in a single row. Red flowers were at one end, an American flag at the other. It was an uncommon sight this weekend on the city’s iconic Copacabana beach. The memorial was the work of Brazilian peace activists, who had been preparing for their annual demonstration for Brazilian murder victims, when the world was shaken by a massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.