Angra dos Reis in Rio State Declares Public Security Emergency

Mayor Fernando Jordão demanded federal intervention in the city, which is the location of Eletronuclear's Angra I and II nuclear power plants.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a public security state of emergency yesterday (Tuesday, August 21st) due to the wave of violence in the city, with rival criminal factions fighting for control of the drug trafficking in the region.

Angra dos Reis, meaning ‘Kings’ Harbor’, counts 365 islands and some 2,000 beaches, all just a few hours away by bus southwest from the city of . . .

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