World Cup 2014 gets security boost

Feb 21, 2014, 2:07 AM EST
A general view of the Beira Rio stadium venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 15, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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Brazil has announced a security boost of around 70,000 officers to police this year's football World Cup. In total, 170,000 people are expected to be deployed to guarantee security across the 12 host cities. On Wednesday, President Dilma Rousseff said the armed forces could also be brought in if needed.
Background:
Thousands of extra security agents for World Cup 2014 [BBC]
FIFA says it won’t hide amid Brazil World Cup protest threat [Bloomberg]

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