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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The police arrested four people involved in the illegal importing of military weapons yesterday (Thursday, June 1st) at the the international airport in Rio de Janeiro. Authorities say the sixty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from dozens of social movements that work towards curbing violence in Brazil, a Special Commission at the Chamber of Deputies decided on Tuesday to approve a project that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A project in the Brazilian Congress will cancel one of the most important laws aimed at curbing gun violence in the country warn public safety organizations. The project, which seeks...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The latest figures released last week show that the number of homicides in Brazil rose steadily between 2011 and 2012, with a 7.8 percent increase in the number...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Gun registration in Brazil has soared over the past eight years, according to research by Globo. Data collected from the Federal Police shows the number of guns with legal licenses jumping...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It may be a sign that I've been an expatriate too long (or long enough) that the word "football" means soccer to me - as it is internationally known. For better or worse...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sales of Brazilian-made firearms to the U.S. increased 187.5 percent while former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in office, compared to the same eight-year period of his...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over twenty years after the infamous massacre in São Paulo's Carandiru prison, in which a police operation to quell a riot left over a hundred prisoners dead, the first of 79...
By Mark Shannon, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American musician based in Rio, Emmanuel Gilligan, has been shot and seriously injured in a bungled armed robbery in the district of Recreio dos Bandeirantes in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In an attempt to tackle Brazil’s growing crack epidemic, the city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São...
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