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Brazilian Officials Announce Extra Security for Rio Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned with the recent terrorist bombing at the Istanbul airport in Turkey, Brazilian officials are stepping up their security for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled for August and September. Officials have announced several security measures including Marine personnel at Copacabana Beach and extra security at airports.

"Despite all the effort and preparation, events like those [the bombing at Istanbul airport] generate alerts. The ministry is taking a special look at these areas. The forces are already prepared. We already have measures that will be adopted but can . . .

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