By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro announced on Wednesday its Carnival operation schedule for the five-day Carnival holiday. In addition to extra security patrolling the streets, officials say that starting Friday, the streets of Copacabana will have facial recognition and vehicle license plate cameras to identify individuals and automobiles sought by police.

“The (face recognition) pilot project will work all during Carnival,” said spokesperson for Rio’s Military Police, Mauro Flies.

According to officials, the system that will debut in the city during Carnival, should help reduce thefts and . . .

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