FBI agents train Brazilian officers for 2014 WCup
FBI agents have spent three days in Brazil helping train local
police officers to respond in case of terrorist attacks during the
2014 World Cup.
The Sao Paulo state public safety department said Friday the
training included lectures about emergency response and
investigation technique involving chemical and bacterial agents and
even nuclear attacks.
Brazil has never been the target of a major terrorist attack.
But local authorities say the country may be at risk in the next
few years as it hosts high-profile sporting events such as the
World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Rio was picked to host the first Olympics in South America.
Brazil will be organizing the World Cup for the first time since
1950, and the Confederations Cup will be held next year.