Brazil Authorizes National Army Troops to Patrol Natal Streets

Due to increased violence buses remained in the patio on Friday, leading to a standstill in Natal's public transportation system.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, authorized on Thursday (January 19th) the deployment of Armed Forces troops to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. The military personnel will reinforce security in the streets of the state’s capital after the ongoing rebellions in the Alcaçuz State Penitentiary.

On Wednesday night (January 18th), several police stations were attacked and at least fourteen buses being burned. On Thursday night, another . . .

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