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By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security personnel in Rio de Janeiro will receive an 11.18 percent pay raise this month, according to the Rio state authorities. The increase, which applies to military police, fire fighters,...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio Grande do Sul’s police yesterday announced the results of their 55 day investigation into the tragic nightclub fire in Santa Maria that killed 241 people and left a further...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residence of Copacabana were interrupted from the usual morning scene along Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana by the sight of billowing smoke clouds from a fire that engulfed...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three floors of the Swissair building on 99 Avenida Rio Branco, Centro, have been ravaged by a fire Sunday morning. The 14th and 15th floors belonged to the Garcia and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, have now reached the capital Brasília, and organizers are speaking out around the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just days before Carnival in Rio, Polícia Militar (Military Police) and firefighters decided late on Monday to suspend the strike, which began last Thursday. Representatives of the movement said they...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the leader of Sindpol, the civil police union, Francisco Chao, announced that the civil police would be suspending their strike action in Rio temporarily. However, firefighters and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first day of the police and firefighters’ strike in Rio passed in relative peace. Businesses and shops were open as usual, and the feeling on the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Military police, civil police and firefighters in Rio de Janeiro have declared a strike as of midnight last night. Their immediate demands include a basic rate...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a week of police strikes and soaring crime rates in the northeastern state Bahia, Rio de Janeiro's State Governor, Sergio Cabral, has been seeking to reassure...
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