Security Program Expands for 2016 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Carnival 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, authorities announced they will have more than 400 agents of the Operaçao Segurança Presente (Operation Security Today) on patrol during the official dates. Friday February 5th to Tuesday February 9th. Teams normally work in two eight-hour shifts, using identification vests in green in Flamengo, orange in Lagoa, and yellow in Meier.

The program Operaçao Lapa Presente (Operation Lapa Today) was launched in January 2014 in order to increase security in Lapa, with police officers that receive special training on respecting . . .

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