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29 Dec 2018 | 03:04 PM UTC

Brazil: Disruptions expected during presidential inauguration in Brasilia Jan. 1

Brazil News Alert

Heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely for President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration in Brasilia on January 1

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brasília


An estimated 500,000 people will attend events in Brasilia on Tuesday, January 1, for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The event is scheduled to begin at 15:00 (local time) at the Cathedral of Brasilia and end at the National Congress. An estimated 3000 police and military personnel will be deployed in Brasilia to assist with security. Heightened security measures and transportation disruptions are expected in the days leading up to the inauguration and on January 1, particularly around event locations.


Jair Bolsonaro was elected on October 28 during a runoff with Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro was previously the victim of an assassination attempt during a campaign event on September 6.


Individuals in Brasilia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all political demonstrations and rallies as a precaution, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions.


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