Brazil warned threat of terrorism high for Olympic Games

Posted on July 31, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Latin America Travel, Terrorism reported massive security in Rio de Janiero with a week to go until the start of the Olympic Games
Brazilian army and navy have been deployed over fears of terror attack with an alleged ISIS plot already broken up
88,000 military personnel and police are involved in security operation – double the level at London 2012 games
Preparations already in place include a frigate stationed close to Copacabana Beach, which will host events including beach volleyball
Soldiers are on guard at the airport where athletes have started to arrive
Army, navy and marines have all conducted drills for hostage rescue and bomb attempts

Brazil has been warned that the threat of terrorism at the games is high and the US has helped with assessing the threat level and on how to protect lives and venues.
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