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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 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police in the state of Amazonas, in the Amazon region announced on Wednesday, that a suspect in the murder of British tourist Emma Kelty confessed to cutting her throat...
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...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The human rights group, Dhesca Brasil Platform, has started a four-day mission to investigate police violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The research effort started today (September 9th),...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former minister Geddel Vieira Lima was arrested again early this morning (September 8th) in Salvador, three days after the Federal Police found more than R$51 million in cash in an...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) program in Rio will undergo major structural reforms, cutting its standing force by one third, according to an announcement made yesterday (August 22nd) by the...
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...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a massive show of force last week, residents of Rio will not see the same level of Armed Forces on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, at least for...
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