Brazil sees rising threat from Isil ahead of Rio Olympics, intelligence agency says

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Luiz Alberto Sallaberry, Counterterrorism Director, said the threat had increased in recent months due to attacks in other countries, and a rise in what he described as the number of Brazilian nationals suspected of sympathising with Islamic State militants.

Mr Sallaberry also confirmed that a credible threat to state security had been made last year.

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  • I think Brazil should worry about the Favelas more.

  • Dana Garcia

    The 2012 London Olympics spent $2 billion on security. Certainly Britain’s open borders to enemies bears much of the blame for that cost.

    Still, I wonder how much longer the Olympics will survive when the games are such a major jihad magnet.

  • Blacksmith

    Anyone who wants to go to Rio for the Olympics should seek psychiatric help.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ” …the number of Brazilian nationals suspected of sympathising with Islamic State militants.”
    And I’ll bet they were all born there and have names like Juan. I also believe in Santa Claus of course, but that’s another matter. ūüėÄ