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Police distribute free sardines and Feijoada MREs in Rio

itaunas | Dec 6, 201006:26 AM

I was reading the latest notices from Oglobo last week and they announced the aprehension of 1.2 tons of illegally fished sardines at the Niteroi fish market across the bay from RdJ. Then less than 10 minutes later they sent out an update that the environmental police would work with the community police to distribute the fish in the complex of slums "Complexo de Alemao." Sardines are out of season here and I think normally the captured product would be destroyed, but for the desire for good publicity they were given to needy people. Since there are now reports with photos as opposed to the initial text, someone might be curious to look (or google translate the articles). Even a fishmongers interviewed who saw his business temporarily drop 40% saw no harm in this.

http://ultimosegundo.ig.com.br/brasil...

http://noticias.r7.com/rio-de-janeiro...

I also thought it was interesting to read that Brazilian military (its very uncommon that the federal government would be invited into what is essentially a state operation because of the strong federalist nature of Brazil so this is news) offer its soldiers things like Feijoada and Dried Beef with Squash (common the northeast of brazil) in a ready-to heat (not dried) form as "alternative combat rations." Something that came about from the UN policing operation in Haiti.

http://noticias.uol.com.br/cotidiano/...

No mention of pepper sauce, so probably no parallel to the small bottles of tabasco in some US MREs :-)

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