Soldiers conduct security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP Soldiers conduct security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Soldiers conduct security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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Why President Temer’s military takeover of Rio de Janeiro harks back to Brazil’s years of dictatorship

Thousands of troops have been deployed to the city since last July, not to overturn a president, but to take charge of the security situation after months of escalating crime

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Soldiers conduct security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP Soldiers conduct security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Soldiers conduct security operations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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