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August 2, 2016 9:59 am

US, Brazil Boost Security at Olympic Games for Fear of Possible Terrorist Attacks

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The Olympics logo. Brazil is working closely with American law enforcement and intelligence services to thwart potential disasters at the Games. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Olympics logo. Brazil is working closely with American law enforcement and intelligence services to thwart potential disasters at the Games. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Worried about possible terrorist attacks at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s government is working closely with American law enforcement and intelligence services to identify threats and thwart potential disasters at the Games.

Despite its notorious battles with violent crime, Brazil has largely been spared the kind of brazen terrorist attacks that have rattled much of the world in recent years, with Brazilian officials long playing down the nation’s vulnerability to homegrown extremism.

Read full story at The New York Times.

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