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Rio security intervention ‘a smokescreen’

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Rio de Janeiro’s security intervention is a “smokescreen” for government agendas, warn opposition politicians. The intervention, which was announced in the early hours of Friday, February 16, will see national armed forces on the streets of Brazil’s most famous city through the end of 2018. For the first time since Brazil declared its 1988 Constitution, policing in the city will fall under the control of the army.