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Brazil Will Send Federal Security Troops to Rio to Help Curb Violence

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro will receive support from Brazil’s National Security Force and Federal Highway Police to help local authorities fight the wave of violence seen in the state in last few weeks, according to Rio’s governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão.

Pezão was in Brasilia on Wednesday (May 3rd) to ask Brazil’s President Michel Temer for federal help in dealing with the violence in his state.

“We know of the limitations of the federal government, but the Rio government alone, especially due to our . . .

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