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Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To guarantee security during Sunday’s election, Rio de Janeiro state officials have announced that five thousand extra police agents will be patrolling streets during the second round of elections. Starting on Friday afternoon 35,000 police officers will guard the streets including 455 military police officers at 5,418 polling stations throughout the state.

“We had already planned an increase (in security) for the second round of elections. In the first round we had 15,000 officers in the streets and in this second round we will have 20 . . .

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