Brazilian Military Prepares for Potential Unrest During Pope’s Visit to Rio

Brazilian Military Prepares for Potential Unrest During Pope’s Visit to Rio

By Geraldine Cook
July 15, 2013

The Brazilian military will deploy more than 13,000 troops during Pope Francis’s July 23-28 visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (WYD) — an event likely to attract 1.5 million to two million people.

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