March 1st, 2014 Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ivy Monaghan, supervised as ACME Securities completed their set up of a basic monitoring studio. She was in a junior-suite directly above the Copacabana Palace's Golden Room, where suspected drug cartel leader Barbas Chuate was said to have purchased entire tables for his inner ring of associates. ACME could only receive minor audio and visual information from wireless cameras planted outside the room's doors, as legal red tape prevented them from setting anything up inside. It was also the reason why ground agents were needed. The ACME crew, all under cover as party guests would have to mingle undetected as they tracked the movements of whoever came in and out of the Golden Room. This was no easy task, considering it was the start of Carnival in Rio de Janerio. The wild street parade and celebratory atmosphere spilled into the hotel's lobby and was continued as waves along the ballrooms and open balconies that surrounded their target area. In addition, hotel guests would be treated to the unveiling of an exhibition of Portuguese artifacts from Brazil's colonial era. The rare items, showcased within glass enclosures throughout the main hallways, provided stopping points that slowed foot traffic and created blind spots. Ivy exhaled as her eyes scanned the now operational monitors. Rio's evening was quickly beginning to buzz as more guests arrived and took advantage of the free flowing alcohol. "Toaster, comm check," She clicked her communicator, using her predetermined callsign. Nodding in approval to the green light, Ivy awaited the other agents to confirm her message.