Brazil trains 700 marines for river operations in southeastern part of country

Between May 12 and 18, the Brazilian Navy conducted a major river operations exercise in the strategic region of Furnas (MG).

By Roberto Caiafa

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The largest exercise of its kind ever held in the state of Minas Gerais, its main objective was to maintain the readiness and operational capability of the Marine Corps in all regions of Brazil while reinforcing the Navy's presence in the state.

The Furnas region was not chosen by the Marine Corps by chance, as it concentrates a power generation park around the Furnas Hydroelectric Plant and its 1,216 MW.

The privileged location of the plant (500 km from Rio de Janeiro, 400 km from São Paulo, and 300 km . . .

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