By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roughly 30,000 additional Polícia Militar (PMs, or military police) were deployed across Rio state prior to the elections on Sunday, in addition to around 6,500 Brazilian Army forces deployed earlier in the week, to minimize intimidation tactics and illegal campaigning. Fortunately, the October 7th municipal elections passed quietly with the distribution of political pamphlets close to voting centers as the most visible infraction.
Police in Rio made hundreds of arrests as supporters handed out flyers for candidates close to voting centers in a bid to win over undecided . . .