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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past month more than 10,000 security agents have been operating in the state of Rio de Janeiro as part of a federal security plan to combat drug...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The security forces operation in Rio de Janeiro in eight favela communities on Monday morning led to the arrest of 43 people, seizure of eleven weapons and large amount...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday (August 21st) members of Brazil’s armed forces, police and national force simultaneously entered seven of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas complexes, with arrest...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A video recorded by a resident yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 30th) shows the moment when two young men, wounded and fallen on the sidewalk, are executed in cold blood by...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While Rio's much adored botecos (bars) are known as great places to gather over chopps (draft beer) and snacks, they are not often on the culinary map, especially when they...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the city of Rio prepares to receive the 2016 Olympic Games this August, accommodations are a key concern for travelers as beds fill up along the spectrum of luxury...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned about the number of violent deaths in Rio de Janeiro, many at the hands of police officers, international non-government organization, Amnesty International launched a campaign on Thursday to pressure...
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