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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a meeting with the Attorney General's Office of Military Justice, the Defense Ministry announced that the armed forces will leave the streets of Rio de Janeiro today (February 22nd), according to government news reports.

With the end of the so-called "Garantia da Lei e da Ordem" (GLO, or Law and Order Guarantee), the military will cease to operate in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Niterói and São Gonçalo.

When requested by the governor of the state or the Federal District, in exceptional cases, GLO . . .

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