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By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Brazil has spent R$1.9 billion on security for the upcoming World Cup, which starts on June 12th and goes until July 13th. In total, 170,000 security personnel will be available, integrating state and federal police forces with 57,000 members of the armed forces.

This is twenty percent higher than the total of 140,000 agents for South Africa’s 2010 World Cup . . .

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