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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Data released by Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica - ISP (Public Security Institute) shows that February of 2017 was one of the most violent months in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil launched the 39th phase of Operação Lava Jato (Carwash) on Tuesday, March 28th, issuing five search warrants and an arrest warrant. Police say they have arrested...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Friday the largest anti-corruption investigation ever conducted in Brazil, Lava Jato (Carwash) marks its third anniversary. Since 2014, 38 phases of the investigation have occurred. There have been 746 searches...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The sixteenth phase of the Lava Jato (Car wash) investigation has started this morning with a focus on electricity companies, especially Eletronuclear, a subsidy of Eletrobras. Eletronuclear's President Othon...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio's largest "militia" extortion gangs was dismantled on Thursday, August 7th, as military police (PM) arrested seventeen of its members during an operation in the Rio de...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Prior to Chile’s unexpected victory over defending champions Spain on Wednesday, around 100 Chile fans forced their way into the Maracanã press room, leading to 85 arrests. They knocked...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil have arrested 23 people and seized 3.7 tons of cocaine in the port of Santos, on the southern side of São Paulo. Military police say that the...
By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the demonstrations continue and the World Cup draws closer, defenders of civil liberties and the right to protest have voiced concern over the criminalization of public protests in Rio. Last week,...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - David Miranda, Brazilian citizen and partner of Glenn Greenwald, Rio-based journalist known for his role in disclosing former U.S. subcontractor Edward Snowden's NSA spying allegations, was detained while passing through...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis is in Brazil to attend World Youth Day (WYD), and was greeted by tens of thousands of pilgrims in the center of Rio on Monday, July 22nd. Argentinian-born Pope Francis,...
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