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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, have now reached the capital Brasília, and organizers are speaking out around the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a week of police strikes and soaring crime rates in the northeastern state Bahia, Rio de Janeiro's State Governor, Sergio Cabral, has been seeking to reassure...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
By Gregory Scruggs, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An explosion destroyed a restaurant on Thursday morning in downtown Rio, likely because of a gas leak. The building that houses Filet Carioca, which faces the recently renovated Praça Tiradentes,...
By Helen Trouten Torres, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, June 4th, 439 firefighters were arrested by police during the climax of a series of tense demonstrations for improved salary and working conditions. Over 2,000 protesters including...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bombeiros (firefighters) in the U.S. have a very visible place in the public consciousness, especially since their rescue efforts in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Firefighters hold a position...
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