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Brazil Extends Support of Federal Troops in Amazonas Prisons

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the beginning of the year, the state registered some of the bloodiest prison uprisings the country has ever seen.

“The decision meets the request of the government of Amazonas and provides for the continuation of actions of ostensive police, in the modality of patrolling, in the external perimeters of units of the state penitentiary system,” read the statement issued . . .

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