Security Concerns for Carnival Celebrations in Rio de Janeiro

1 Mar 2017

This Carnival season is likely to be one of the most politically-charged in recent years. Protests occur regularly in cities across Brazil including Rio de Janeiro..On 14th February 2017, Brazilian Defence Minister Raul Jungmann announced “Operation Carioca” and that the federal government would be deploying up to 9000 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro until 22 nd February 2017, ahead of the carnival season.

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