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Rio Officials Want Armed Forces During Municipal Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned about the recent deaths of ten pre-candidates planning to run in the October municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, the state’s Regional Electoral Prosecutor has asked that the armed forces patrol the city and especially the area known as Baixada Fluminense to ensure security to voters and candidates during elections this year.

"What we see today on the streets is a climate of uncertainty and insecurity of the population. We want to avoid what happened in the last two elections, especially in 2014, where we saw the . . .

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