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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fearing the spread of yellow fever to states which have not yet reported cases, the Brazilian government announced on Tuesday that it will start a nationwide vaccination campaign to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains during the night left a trail of destruction in many Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods this Thursday morning, with rivers and streams overflowing, streets and avenues blocked and thousands...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Carnival Rio's highways saw five deaths between Friday, February 9th, to Sunday, February 11th, according to officials. The Federal Highway Police (PRF) also registered 66 accidents and eighty injured...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just in time for the traditional heavy rains which are registered every year in Brazil the residents of the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul have...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After the confirmation of at least twelve deaths since 2017 from yellow fever in the São Paulo metropolitan area, health officials have announced a massive vaccination campaign against yellow fever...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...
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...
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