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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 2,600 armed forces personnel participated in an operation during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 16th) to arrest accused drug kingpins in favela communities in and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exasperated by the increasing violence in their communities, representatives from 47 favelas around Rio de Janeiro protested for peace on Copacabana Beach on Sunday, July 2nd, despite the cool...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Approximately one in every three Brazilians, or 35 percent of the population, has had friends or family members killed in a violent manner, a new study by Datafolha Institute revealed...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The national influenza vaccination campaign began this week in Brazil, with government officials hoping to vaccinate at least 54.2 million people from the at-risk groups. The vaccination campaign will go...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro has confirmed a second death due to yellow fever. The Municipal Health Department of Itaperuna, a city located in northwestern part of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Carnival holiday had fewer accidents on Brazil's federal highways, but the number of deaths increased, according to a report released yesterday (March 2nd) by the Federal Highway Police (PRF)....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has until the end of March to respond to the Organization of American States (OAS) a 52-question query about the country’s prison and socio-educational system. Earlier...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Rio Grande do Norte announced on Monday a series of emergency measures to try to retake control of the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal. Inmates at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension remains high in Northeastern Brazil, where a new prison riot was reported on Wednesday (January 18th), leaving one dead and seven injured in a prison in the interior of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil announced on Tuesday (January 17th) it was authorizing the armed forces to help with the reinforcement of security inside prisons across the country. In practical...
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