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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite claims from NGOs and international entities of increasing police brutality and human rights violations, the joint operations of the military police and the Brazilian Armed Forces will continue...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Troops from Peru and Colombia started to arrive in the Brazilian city of Tabatinga on Sunday to join Brazilian soldiers and participate in military exercise simulations in humanitarian crises in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned on Thursday (October 26th) a new law that turns the carrying of firearms, that are restricted to the Armed Forces, illegal and a 'heinous...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After weeks of rumors, Brazilian Defense Minister, Raul Jungmann discarded on Saturday any possibility of military intervention in Brazil due to the on-going political crisis. According to Jungman there is...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces remain today (October 11th) in the favela community of Rocinha, in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, to help the Military Police (PM) on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces returned today (October 10th) to the favela community of Rocinha, in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, to assist the police in a search...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between rival drug gang factions has been raging in the streets and alleyways of Rocinha, the largest favela community in Rio de Janeiro, since last Sunday (September 17th)....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dozens of security officers entered Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest favela communities, early Monday morning to try to arrest the leaders from rival drug gangs, responsible for hours of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces reaffirmed their support in maintaining the Law and Order Guarantee (GLO) operations in Rio de Janeiro. In a statement released yesterday (Saturday, September 16th), the Military Command...
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