Brazil’s Senate has lent its support to President Michel Temer’s decree ordering the military to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro amid a spike in violent crime in Brazil’s second-largest city. Heavily armed soldiers in armored vehicles are now patrolling Rio’s impoverished favelas. The military’s deployment follows a wave of violence carried out by Brazil’s police, who killed over 4,200 people across the country in 2016, with nearly 1,000 of those killings in Rio de Janeiro alone.
Brazil: President Temer Deploys Military to Police Rio de Janeiro
HeadlineFeb 22, 2018