Brazil to Use Israeli Drones for Reconnaissance for Confederations Cup

Posted on March 4, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity

On March 3, 2013, The Americas Post reported that the Brazilian government has agreed to use Israeli security drones in order to monitor violent and suspicious activity during this June’s Confederations Cup. FIFA has already expressed its concerns about the violence in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and so the government has agreed to use four of the drones during the 15 days that make up the tournament. The drones will not be armed and will be used specifically for reconnaissance. Aside from the drones, the government plans to launch Operation Agatha, a measure that will fight weapons and drug trafficking in anticipation for the tournament.  Read Article

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