Armed Forces Operation in Rio Already Impacts Crime Rate

In a surprise visit to Rio on Sunday, President Temer said Armed Forces may remain in the city until the end of 2018.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first two days of armed forces personnel on the streets have already produced a decrease in crime rate in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region, Brazil’s President Michel Temer told journalists on Sunday afternoon during his surprise visit to the city.

"I have received a very detailed account of what is being done, and the first conclusion that has been reached is that the crime rate has already decreased, in two or three days, mainly in theft of cargo," said the President.

On Friday (July 29th) President Temer . . .

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