Federal security force dispatched to stop wave of violence in Brazil’s Ceara state

By Jill Langlois

Published in The Los Angeles Times

A wave of violence that has swept across the state of Ceara in the last three days has led Brazil’s newly appointed Minister of Justice Sergio Moro to immediately send 300 National Public Security Force officers to the region.

The federal force, which assists states in public security emergencies, is authorized to stay in the northeastern state for 30 days, where it would work with local police in containing the violence.


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