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Security Forces Prepare For Summer's World Cup In A Restive Brazil

04 / 25 / 14

Drones, bomb-detecting robots, camera glasses, rubber bullets and sound and light grenades "will all be at the ready if Brazilian police need them to quell disturbances during the FIFA World Cup," according to Mimi Whitefield of the MIAMI HERALD. The Brazilian military "also has a contingency plan i...

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