Security Increases for Elections in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Due to a rise in tension and number of disputes during election time in Brazil, Military Police are reinforcing security as part of special operations in sixteen states, including Rio de Janeiro. The Military Police began their operation in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, October 3rd at 11AM.

In addition to the 14,365 officers already scheduled for duty, 15,190 officers are participating in the operation, which includes the policing of 5,430 polling stations. Officers will also watch for and report incidents of vote buying and voter coercion . . .

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