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“Rio de Janeiro is a laboratory for Brazil,” says General

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Rio de Janeiro security’s “intervener”, General Braga Netto, said that the integration of intelligence actions, within the scope of the intervention, will serve as a kind of laboratory for other States. “Rio de Janeiro is a laboratory for Brazil.”

Eleven days after the intervention decree of President Michel Temer (MDB), Braga Netto met the press to discuss the plan. In a press conference that lasted just over half an hour, the intention was announced to increase the number of police on the streets.

The general did not announce, however, changes in the command of the police nor in the military actions in operations, which will follow the same model adopted by the GLO (Guarantee of Law and Order), in force since last July. The intervener admitted, however, that the shares may suffer adjustments. Prolonged military operations were ruled out, such as the one that occurred in the Maré Complex between April 2014 and June 2015.

It was also reported that the UPPs (Pacifying Police Units) -principal showcase of security in the governments of Sergio Cabral (MDB) and Luiz Fernando Pezão (MDB) – will be maintained, but that the policy should be revised.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva affirmed that it is not possible to affirm whether the model of integration of the intelligence areas of the public security organs in Rio will be disseminated to the rest of the country, but affirmed that the unification of the command It should result in greater agility of intelligence work. “The intelligences always worked, but that speeds up when you unify the command.”

The integration of the intelligence agencies of the police of all the States of the country is task from this week of the new Extraordinary Ministry of Public Security. The work is carried out by the National Secretariat of Public Security, which passed to the new ministry. The folder was already integrating systems of records of occurrences and communications in at least 16 States.

For Braga Netto, the intervention is a “window of opportunities for public safety in Rio de Janeiro”.

“The intervention is managerial, the credibility of the public security institution of Rio de Janeiro is recovered”, added the interventor. According to Braga Netto, the intervention has as one of the objectives to take advantage of the management and logistics experience of the Armed Forces.