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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In one of the largest operations since the beginning of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security, Brazil’s Armed Forces arrested twenty-four people and confiscated a large...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela community, Rocinha, over the weekend resulted in the death of eight community residents, according to Rio’s Military Police. According to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The federal government in Brazil agreed to disburse extra funds for security agents in Rio de Janeiro during the military intervention in the state’s public security system, according to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to new data released from the Rio de Janeiro state government's online portal and compiled by Globo news, in 2017, Rio de Janeiro state spent R$9.9 billion on security,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension remained high this past weekend in the favela community of Vila Kennedy, where on Friday city bulldozers demolished 52 stalls operated by local residents. The community, located in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eleven days after the announcement of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security operations by Brazilian president Michel Temer, the officer in charge of the military operations...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the approval of both of Brazil’s legislative houses, the intervention decree issued by President Michel Temer last week, the Armed Forces now have full command of security operations in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of escalating violence residents of Rio de Janeiro woke up Friday morning to the news that Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, decided to declare federal intervention in Rio’s...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Institute of Public Security (ISP) on Thursday, January 18th, announced that cases of violent death (sum of homicide, robbery, lethal assault and homicide resulting from police action) in Rio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone)...
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