Bolsonaro Extends Rio de Janeiro Armed Forces Security Intervention through 2021

Back in 2018 the Brazilian Government was taking over command of law enforcement agencies and prison structure in Rio de Janeiro. The state of Rio de Janeiro was facing a serious public security crisis and had asked the federal government for help.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro has ordered the extension of the Federal Intervention Office in Rio de Janeiro until December 2021. Back in 2018, Brazil sent in federal forces to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro state. The Brazilian government had appointed an army general . . .

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