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Tag: Espirito Santo Brazil

  • 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.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    Brazilian police returned on Sunday to patrolling Espirito Santo state

    Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said normalcy was beginning to return in Espirito Santo, despite some families of military police officers continued to protest

    More than 1,200 military police returned to patrols in Espirito Santo on Sunday as the n Brazilian state inched toward normalcy after a protest left a security vacuum that fueled a crime wave. Schools in the state (north of Rio de Janeiro) are scheduled to reopen Monday and public transport will resume a full schedule, the president's office said on Twitter.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Fears police strike and street violence could spread to Rio do Janeiro

    Temer who said nothing in public about the crisis all week, called the situation “unacceptable”, adding demonstrators “cannot hold the Brazilian people hostage.”

    A partial police shutdown over unpaid wages put Rio de Janeiro on edge Friday, sparking fears of chaos similar to that seen in a neighboring Espirito Santo state where police are in revolt and criminals have run amok. Morale among street police is low as a result of nearly bankrupt Rio state's inability to pay full wages, as well as brutal crime fighting that has seen more than 3,000 officers killed in Rio since 1994.