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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After prison riots that left at least 56 inmates dead on New Year’s Day in the Amazon region, Brazil’s President Michel Temer met with several cabinet members on Thursday to talk about the country’s security system. According to federal officials, Amazonas state officials knew of plans of a mass escape days before the massacre.

“The state government has said that it took all necessary steps to prevent the escape. No omission has been proven so far,” said Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?