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  • Tuesday, February 14th 2017 - 10:17 UTC

    Brazil deploys federal troops to Rio do Janeiro; fears police strike might spread

    Businesses were reopening in the Espirito Santo state capital of Vitoria, which the defense minister had earlier described as a ghost town.

    Children returned to school and most public transport began operating again Monday in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo state, which had been paralyzed by a protest that prevented military police from patrolling. Amid fears a similar protest could erupt in the days before Carnival, the Brazilian government announced it would deploy troops to police the state of Rio de Janeiro.