Saturday, November 27, 2010
Brazil's Marines bring AAV's to the fight.
via The Wall Street Journal.
Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais are a para-military police organization thats well respected and quite capable in their own right. As a matter of fact they have several armored vehicles that have stood the test in the slums of Rio.
Things are much worse than I even thought if they need BOPE, Special Military Police, Brazilian Marines and the Brazilian Army to fight in these areas. Interesting. All photos are from either the Wall Street Journal (AAV with police above) or Wikipedia (BOPE emblem to the right).