Rio asks for federal troops to help with Carnival policing
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2018-01-12 11:11:55 UTC
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Rio asks for federal troops to help with Carnival policing

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The city of Rio de Janeiro has requested
backup from federal troops to enforce security during Brazil's Carnival
festivities in February as it seeks to shield tourists and locals from
rising crime.

Over 6 million people, including roughly 1.5 million foreign visitors, are
expected to take to the streets of Rio for the annual Carnival celebrations
in the second week of February.

Thousands of army troops were deployed last year to quell a crime wave in
Brazil's second-largest city, which has struggled to maintain public
services amid a deep recession.

Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella and the head of tourism agency Riotur Marcelo
Alves told journalists on Thursday the city government had formally
requested federal support.

"When over 6 million gather to celebrate, federal support is more than
necessary," Alves said.

He added that the city government will also hire around 3,400 private
security agents to aid policing efforts.
2018-01-12 12:05:44 UTC
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On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:11:55 -0500, "Bouffant du Jour"
Post by BurfordTJustice
Rio asks for federal troops to help with Carnival policing
It's because the state police have not received their pay for
4 months now. So they are not very inclined to do their jobs. Bills to
pay, families hungry ....
That tends to happen when there is a right wing coup.

Bouffant, can you get to the point ?
One post you defend fascism, the KKK and genocide and the next
you say you admire social democracy.
If it's too hard, ask your #FAUX_NEWS to decide for you.
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