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Brazil’s President Temer Deploys Troops to Border with Venezuela

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer authorized on Tuesday (August 28th) the deployment of troops to the state of Roraima to reinforce security. The measure comes ten days after the confrontation between Brazilians and Venezuelans in Brazilian border city, Pacaraima.

"I have taken the decision to complement the humanitarian actions that the federal government has been promoting for several months," said President Michel Temer in a statement to the press corp after signing the decree. The troops will remain in the state until September 12th, overseeing security, especially at the border . . .

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