By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent wave of killings in the Northeastern state of Ceara has led Brazil’s President Michel Temer to authorize a Federal Police intelligence team task force to the state to help public security forces.

Ceara’s governor, Camilo Santana, met with Temer on Tuesday and asked for federal help in fighting the increase of organized crime in the state.

“This is a time to join forces, in the interest of the defense of the people of Ceará,” Senator Eunicio Oliveira, a Ceara native, told reporters after the meeting. “We . . .

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