Security Worries for Rio Olympics

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares RIO DE JANEIRO— A government watchdog says “flaws” in Brazil’s border security are a “big concern” heading toward the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year.FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks at the World Olympians Forum in Moscow, Russia. IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday Nov. 15, 2015, in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)Augusto Nardes, speaking at a news conference organized by Brazil’s Justice Ministry on Wednesday, says Brazil’s police and military need better ways to control the country’s 17,000 kilometer-long (10,500-mile) border, which touches 10 countries and runs through remote areas of the Amazon jungle.Nardes says “we are aware that we have seven months to correct (the problem)” with security concerns rising following the deadly attacks almost two weeks ago in Paris.Public Security secretary Regina Miki dismissed those concerns, and says the Olympics “will be held in total security.”MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Presslast_img read more