Security Forces Complete Month-Long Operation in Rio

Residents complain of restrictions and suspended school for children, but officials say operation has been a success.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past month more than 10,000 security agents have been operating in the state of Rio de Janeiro as part of a federal security plan to combat drug and weapon traffickers. Although residents have complained about abuse of power by security forces, officials say the overall plan has been a success.

The three major operations which took place in different parts of Rio’s suburbs rendered . . .

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