French anti-riot police train Brazilian counterparts
25 November 2013 Last updated at 20:38 GMT
Brazil is trying to improve its security operations as it prepares for two upcoming high-profile sporting events - next year's Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
After a series of recent street protests turned violent, Brazilian police officials are now looking to French expertise to help their forces deal with public disturbances.
Bruno Garcez reports.