Brazil Extends Armed Forces Presence in Rio Favelas until 2012

Brazil Extends Armed Forces Presence in Rio Favelas until 2012

By Geraldine Cook
October 26, 2011

Brazil has extended Armed Forces operations until June 2012 in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro, occupied by the Military almost a year ago with the aim of guaranteeing security in those areas before the 2014 Soccer World Cup, the government announced on October 24.

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