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Brazil official says country must expand anti-terror efforts

Top Brazil official says country must redouble anti-terror efforts ahead of 2016 Olympics

Brazil official says country must expand anti-terror efforts

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A top Brazilian official says the Olympic host country must redouble its anti-terror efforts in light of the Paris attacks.

Cabinet minister Ricardo Berzoini says "there is no limit to our worry," adding, "We must redouble our efforts."

Berzoini's remarks to reporters during a conference on terrorism Monday were quoted by Globo television network's G1 web portal.

Brazil has not historically been a target of international terrorist groups, but Berzoini said it "must have the same worry" as frequently targeted nations because Rio de Janeiro plays host to the Olympics next August.

G1 also reported that intelligence agency chief Wilson Trezza said "there is no country in the world that's 100 percent prepared" to meet the terrorist threat.


Updated : 2021-09-21 14:06 GMT+08:00