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Brazil launches security exercises ahead of Rio Olympics


Brazil launches security exercises ahead of Rio Olympics

The venues may not be ready for the upcoming Olympics in Rio, but Brazil’s
special forces have launched a series of security operations ahead of the games.

Authorities upped security drills following the Brussels murders.

Captain Guillermo Colombo, Commander of the Special Forces First Battalion, says security intelligence is being shared as the Olympics loom:

“Perfecting our work is constant for us as much as it is for the other agencies that combat terrorism. We are sharing knowledge with other countries that face this kind of problem.”

The operation called Sugar Loaf involves a series of exercises within the operational environment of the Olympic Games.

Brazil’s Institute of Tourism estimates that 350,000 to 500,000 foreign tourists will descend on Rio for the Olympics in mid-August.

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