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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Senate gave final approval late on Tuesday, February 20th to a measure that authorizes the federal government to intervene in security in the crime-prone state of Rio de Janeiro. With 55 votes in favor, 13 against, and one abstention the bill authorizes Brazil's Military to run Rio's security through the end of 2018.

With the final approval in the Senate, the bill, signed by President . . .

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