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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between rival drug gang factions has been raging in the streets and alleyways of Rocinha, the largest favela community in Rio de Janeiro, since last Sunday (September 17th)....
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the last week of August, riots broke out in four prisons across Brazil, killing eight inmates and prompting the UN to call for reforms as overcrowding and poor conditions...
By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Political candidates hoping to reach favela populations in Rio de Janeiro, Baixada Fluminense and Região Metropolitana are paying extra for local support, confirm multiple reports. According to a report...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A recent report came to light last week (December 4th) stating that of the estimated 1,001 favela communities in Rio, nearly half are being controlled by illegal militia gangs -...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin underlined his intention to create a task force dedicated to an around-the-clock investigation of the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital), considered to...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Seven violent attacks were reported in the southern Brazil state of Santa Catarina on Monday night, as a wave of violence which has seen dozens of buses torched reached its seventh...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The Minister of Justice in Brazil, José Eduardo Cardozo, reportedly told businessmen in São Paulo that he would "rather die" than spend time in the Brazilian penitentiary system. "From the bottom...
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