Brazil sends 30,000 troops to secure border in preparation of World Cup

Posted on May 14, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Brazil, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

Brazil began deploying over the weekend some 30,000 troops to secure its borders as it prepares to host the World Cup that kicks off next month. The operation involving the army, navy and air force will extend over the 16,900-kilometer frontier separating the South American giant from its 10 neighbors. The internationally coordinated effort is part of a strategic border security plan announced by President Dilma Rousseff in June 2011. “It is the single largest mobilization carried out by the state to combat illegal activity from the north to the south of the country. Read Article

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