Day archives: February 16th, 2017

Brazil sends 9,000 soldiers to Rio amid security crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree on Tuesday to deploy 9,000 soldiers in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan area until Feb. 22, one week before Carnaval ends. That’s almost half the troops used during last year’s Olympic Games. The decision partly fulfills Rio de Janeiro Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao’s request …