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By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another important step was taken Monday in Rio’s attempts to increase security in the city ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, as the tourist police (BPTur) and the Federal University of Fluminense (UFF) inaugurated the first class of a new extensive course on policing in tourist areas.

The course which takes seven weeks, teaches officers in the BPTur, which is part of the military police, to work at big international events which will be held in Rio de Janeiro. The first enrollment is for . . .

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