By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Leblon will feel a new security presence in August, as the Leblon Presente (Leblon Today) program is expected to be launched as a result of a partnership between an area commercial association and the state government.

The plan is to have 124 Leblon Presente agents, who may be civilian and military police officers and professionals from the Armed Forces, patrol Alto Leblon to Avenida Borges de Medeiros.

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