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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 9 January 2018

In brief: Brazil

* In the midst of a public security crisis in Goiás state, the president of Brazil’s supreme court (STF), Justice Carmen Lúcia Antunes, called off a visit to the Colonia Agroindustrial prison where the new year’s riots took place due to security fears. Antunes had been warned there was a risk of explosives, grenades, and prisoners armed with firearms at the enclosure.