Security at Olympics Will Not be Altered Says Justice Minister

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security plans for the Rio 2016 Olympics will not be altered, despite the attacks against soldiers of Brazil’s National Security Forces on Wednesday, said Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes on Thursday. The attack, which left one soldier dead and another injured occurred near the Maracana stadium, after they got lost and by mistake entered a slum.

“The National Force will continue to do security at the entrance and exit of all Olympic facilities as well as the internal security of the competitions while the Military Police and the Army . . .

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