Security Environment During Brazil Copa América

Brazil will host the CONMEBOL Copa América soccer tournament June 14-July 7. Attendees from over 100 countries are expected at the event. The Copa America tournament is also expected to attract a considerable number of foreign nationals from Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, the US, Germany, Spain, and Bolivia. Games will be played in six stadiums across five major cities. The current security landscape in these major metropolitan areas is cause for concern for foreign nationals, although new technology and the deployment of extra security forces will mitigate potential threats.