Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security
Brazil’s President Michel Temer justified putting an Army general in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces to contain a rising tide of violence by saying that the circumstances required extreme measures.
In a televised address on Friday evening, Temer explained the decree he had signed earlier in the day which puts the state’s police forces under military control. The intervention, which requires congressional approval, will last until the end of the year, according to the decree.
“We will not accept passively the deaths of the innocent,” he said. “Our prisons will no longer be offices for thieves, our public squares party halls for organized crime.”
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