Latin American Program in the News: "Police, Protestors Clash Morning of World Cup Opening; Security Remains Major Issue"

By Andrew O'Reilly and Bryan Llenas, Fox News Latino

Jun 13, 2014


"Security has been one of the major concerns for the Brazilian government, as an estimated 3.7 million visitors descend on the South American nation for the world’s largest sporting event. Officials have deployed 170,000 security forces, including federal troops, police and private security guards, to the host cities – more boots on the ground than the U.S. had during the height of the Iraq war - but strikes and demonstrations and fears of violent crime still loom over the tournament.

“There are always security considerations when you have urban areas that aren’t used to having a concentration of people over a short amount of time and also where passions run so high,” Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told Fox News Latino."


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