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Federal Military Intervention in Rio de Janeiro Ends December 31st

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After ten months of federal military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security agencies, officials of the Armed Forces state that the goals of mission - lowering crime rates and recovering the state’s security agencies - were reached.

"We are convinced that we are treading a difficult and uncertain path, but we have fulfilled the mission," said Army General Walter Braga Netto during a symbolic conclusion of the intervention plan on Thursday.

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