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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 47,000 security agents are at hand in Rio de Janeiro, occupying strategic points in the city to make sure that athletes and visitors alike coming to the 2016 Olympics are safe, guarantee city officials. “It is time to put into practice all the training of the last few years,” Rio de Janeiro Security Secretary, José Mariano Beltrame told reporters this week.

“We have a long experience, accumulated in both cyclical events such as Carnival and New Year's Eve, as major events: Confederations Cup, Rio +20, World . . .

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