Military Presence in Favelas Not Permanent

Nearly two weeks ago Brazilian President Michel Temer announced that military forces would occupy favela communities in Rio’s Metropolitan region during public security operations.  This led to widespread speculation and concern over when (and if) the military would be removed from these communities.  At a recent press conference, General Walter Braga Netto confirmed that military occupation would not be permanent.  Read on for details:

BRAZIL’S MILITARY DISCARDS PERMANENT OCCUPATION OF RIO FAVELAS

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