The Wall Street Journal published an extensive article on the heightened security challenges that are facing Brazil as it hosts the 2016 Olympics. Rio is already notorious for significant crime and security problems, as well as a dire need to properly address its massively impoverished population. The Brazilian government only awarded a security contract on July 1st to Artel Recursos Humanos worth $5.3 million. Roughly 85,000 police and military personnel will already be on hand for the Olympics, but the very late addition of a private security firm to handle screening and other complex challenges leaves little time to prepare for massive influx of international visitors. The whole article is very interesting and provides an in-depth look at the problems of providing security in a developing country.
Source: Wall Street Journal Contributor Will Connors