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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this week the state government of Rio announced that its ongoing ‘Operação Segurança Presente’ (Security Today) program is a continuing success, with over 12,000 arrests and counting in the...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Like most Carioca residents, the Curmudgeon is unsure about exactly what will happen as a result of Brazil’s military assuming the role of Rio’s primary law enforcement agency. Today, the Curmudgeon...
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)...
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 Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday (August 21st) members of Brazil’s armed forces, police and national force simultaneously entered seven of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas complexes, with arrest...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the ostensive presence of the armed forces and federal security forces in many places in the state of Rio de Janeiro, an English tourist was wounded in Angra...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security forces in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian Army and Navy troops, have been conducting a major offensive against organized crime in four favela communities since dawn today (August...
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