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By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - French producer of "City of God" and other well-known independent Brazilian films, Marc Beauchamps, was arrested by the Federal Police in the São Conrado neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro on...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Civil Police in Rio have identified those responsible for firing shots just twenty minutes before a scheduled “Desafio da Paz” (Peace Challenge) run in the Complexo do...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Vila dos Pinheiros and Vila do João, favela communities in the massive Zona Norte (North Zone) Complexo da Maré neighborhood, are preparing for the establishment of a...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – A violent confrontation between drug traffickers and the police led to a state of emergency in Rio de Janeiro this morning, as a group of bandits took thirty-five guests and employees...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The drug trade in Rio gets further big screen attention this weekend, August 6th, with the nationwide opening of "400 Contra 1 - Uma História do Crime Organizado" (400 Against...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Two weeks after Rio de Janeiro made international headlines for its Olympic win, the city was back on front pages worldwide this weekend after an outbreak of violence left fifteen dead...
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