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Police strike shows security remains main challenge for Brazil’s world events

Friday, February 10th 2012 - 03:58 UTC
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Hundreds of striking police officers ended their 10-day occupation of a state assembly house in Brazil's third-biggest city, easing tensions in a walkout that unleashed a bloody crime wave and threatened upcoming carnival celebrations. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    “There can be no amnesty for illegal acts, crimes against property, crimes against people, crimes against public order. Such an amnesty would create a country without rules.” (The Brasilian President)

    Brasil, paradoxically, has more 'rules' (laws) than any other country.

    The trouble is that nobody - the politicians, the judicary, the police and the 'people' - seems prepared to treat the 'rules' as anything more than guidelines.

    Until the ridiculous profligacy of legislation is tackled, and the laws of the land stripped back to a sensible core, nobody will treat the 'rules' (the Laws of the Land) as the way to live in Brasilian society.

    Feb 10th, 2012 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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