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Brazil army takes over of Rio de Janeiro

Thousands of soldiers, along with police, in Rio de Janeiro are taking control of the west side of the city as part of a wider security operation.

Thousands of soldiers, along with police, in Rio de Janeiro are taking control of the west side of the city as part of a wider security operation.

Brazil‘s President, Michel Temer, ordered the military takeover in response to a recent spike in violent crime.

But many are sceptical this latest intervention will have any lasting impact.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio de Janeiro.