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Brazil: Troops Deploy to Fortaleza as Violence Spikes in Coastal City

HeadlineJan 08, 2019

In Brazil, 300 troops were deployed over the weekend to the northeastern coastal city of Fortaleza after a spate of gang-related violence followed the announcement of new measures related to the management of prisons. The deployment comes in the first week of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency, after the far-right former Army captain campaigned on a pro-military, law-and-order platform.

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