Rio Olympic Games kick off under cloud of insecurity

August 5, 2016 3:03 PM

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Rio Olympic Games kick off under cloud of insecurity

RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite a slew of robberies and terrorism arrests in the weeks leading up to Friday's opening ceremony, U.S. officials say they are confident that Brazilian security forces can fully protect the Olympic Games.

American law enforcement has spent years training Brazilian officials and increased the level of information they share with their Brazilian counterparts. But the U.S. security footprint in Rio will be small throughout the three weeks of events, leaving the brunt of security work up to the Brazilian...

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