By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eleven days after the announcement of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security operations by Brazilian president Michel Temer, the officer in charge of the military operations in Rio, General Walter Braga Netto gave his first press conference, and stressed that the military does not intend to permanently occupy favela communities in Rio’s Metropolitan region.

"There are no plans for the permanent occupation of communities. The operations will continue to be specific and for a certain period of time," said General Braga Netto.

According to Braga . . .

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