What Brazil Can Learn From the Terrorist Threat to the Rio Olympics26 July 2016
BY OLIVER STUENKEL | JULY 26, 2016
The discovery of a Brazilian terrorist cell that allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS provides an opportunity for Brazil to address weaknesses in its counterterrorism framework.
Brazil may be the world’s seventh-largest economy and highly visible on a global scale, but it is, in many ways, remarkably isolated from the rest of the world and from global threats like terrorism.
At least most thought it was.
The arrests in recent days of 12 Brazilians suspected of plotting to carry out attacks during the Rio Olympics has thrust terrorism to the center of national debate and shattered notions that the South American giant might be spared as a terror target – not …