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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 6th, Defense Minister, Raul Jungmann, and Justice Minister, Alexandre de Moraes, announced that an additional three thousand military personnel would be deployed to Rio de Janeiro to aid in security efforts during the 2016 Olympics. The extra measure raises the total number of armed forces personnel in Rio during the Games from 18,000 to 21,000.

The announcement comes only a day after Defense Minister Jungman confirmed that the Força Nacional (National Security Force), a conglomerate of several Brazilian security forces . . .

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