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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 18th, Rio de Janeiro's Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute), released the state's much-anticipated crime statistics for March 2018, the first full month of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hundreds gathered in several cities around Brazil and the world on Saturday to remember Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, one month after they...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 4th, with the entire country on edge awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's habeas corpus, in Rio de Janeiro new...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A quiet morning along the normally tranquil Rua General Urquiza in Rio's upscale neighborhood of Leblon was shattered early Wednesday (March 28th) as a gang of armed robbers exchanged gunfire...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ammunition used to kill Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, Marielle Franco and her driver on Wednesday night came from a lot sold to the Federal Police in 2006 and...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, the favela community of Vila Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) was the site of the latest operation by Brazil's armed forces since the military intervention...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday the legislative decree that authorizes a federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro. Announced by President Michel Temer last Friday, February 16th, the decree...
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 state of Rio de Janeiro recorded 125 homicides resulting from police action in November of this year. The number of cases is 33 percent higher than November last year,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report that he...
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