By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government is looking to strengthen maritime security by investing R$8 billion into the navy by December of this year. The government recently purchased three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services to increase security, a move that is not surprising given the value of Brazil’s natural resources at sea.
The area of most concern for the Ministry of Defense is the offshore pre-salt, where oil and natural gas lies . . .