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Saturday, 16 July 2016 - 11:51
Brazil reviews Olympic security
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Brazil's government, on alert after the truck massacre of at least 84 people in France, was reviewing its security preparations on Friday for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and staging drills against possible attacks.

Already on guard because of recent attacks in Paris, Brussels and Orlando, Brazilian officials were meeting in Rio to assess preparations for the Games, which start Aug 5. The city is expecting as many as 500,000 foreign visitors.

"Brazil is confident about its preparations," Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani told Reuters. "Personnel are ready, all the protocols have been followed and we are employing the most modern security and defense techniques."

In addition to a deployment of about 85,000 police, soldiers and other security personnel, over the twice the size of the force used at the London Olympics in 2012, Brazil has been cooperating with foreign intelligence services and militaries to share information, tactics and strategy.

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