Rio 2016 will have international safety measures against terrorism
“We’re going to have a safe Olympics, including from the point of view of national sovereignty,” said Alexandre de Moraes
The Minister of Justice, Alexandre de Moraes, said on Friday that Brazil is in contact to exchange information with 83 countries attending the Olympics to draw international security measures to combat terrorism during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.
“We have the penetration of more than 83 countries that should even get to the River before the Olympics to exchange information in the command and Control Center (City Hall). We’re going to have a safe Olympics, including from the point of view of national sovereignty and in relation to terrorism, “he said in a meeting with lawyers at the headquarters of the Associação Comercial do Rio, organized by the Brazilian Arbitration Mediation Center.
Mathur said that the federal Government is in the final stages of “formatting for credit the Olympics” which includes financial aid for the State complete the line 4 of the Metro and also to resume the payment of benefits of military police who are late, as the additional service Regime. The standby State authorisation of the Ministry of finance to contract new loans from banks.
The Minister said that the confirmation of the existence of an account in the Portuguese application to exchange information of Telegram extremist group Islamic State did not change the schema of the prevention of terrorism and the exchange of information between Brazilian and international security agencies to the Olympic Games. Mathur said that intelligence agents from various countries should reach Brazil 15 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, scheduled for August 5.
“Nothing has changed in relation to the security and exchange of information between agencies. The Abin (Brazilian Intelligence Agency) confirmed the existence of this site, there’s nothing concrete, the agencies involved in the security and intelligence are in contact 24 hours a day. On the matter of terrorism, which involves national sovereignty and public security, all agencies will be together in the integrated command and Control Centre (City Hall). There is no risk, nothing to people need to worry about, “said the Minister after lunch with entrepreneurs in Business Association.
Alexandre de Moraes said that next Tuesday will be set the numbers of officers, agents of the National and military Force that will act in the security of the city during the games. According to the Minister, in the financial aid package that the federal Government is closing with the State are resources for paying benefits late of the military police.
“Thereafter the Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame (Public Safety) define how many cops will act and locations. On Tuesday we will define the number of local police, the national force and Armed forces, “said.