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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela community, Rocinha, has reached unprecedented levels with 54 people killed in the last six months alone, according to Military Police statistics. This figure...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Troubling news from the latest Public Security Institute (ISP) report, released on Wednesday, November 30th, which showed that murder across Rio de Janeiro state increased 21 percent from January to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, November 1st, the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for Rio de Janeiro State released alarming figures from its latest report, showing that from January of this year up...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil have issued arrest warrants for seven people connected to the collapse of the Samarco dam in Mariana in November of 2015, including the company’s CEO. All seven...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, November 20th, Brazil celebrates Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day) with a little over 18.8 percent of Brazilian municipalities observing it as a holiday. It is, according to analysts...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a press conference held on Thursday, February 28th, Rio police announced that a contractor for the U.S. Department of State, Victoria Tcaciuc, had been strangled to death in a...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of burglaries and vehicle thefts in Rio de Janeiro has risen dramatically in the first half of 2012, with car thefts up 27.4 percent and residential burglaries...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL - The death toll after the military police (PM) of Bahia went on strike has already reached 56 as of Saturday evening, according to the Public Security Bureau of Bahia (SSP-BA). General...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of violence has surged through the streets of Salvador since military police went on strike last Wednesday in the north-eastern state of Bahia. In a...
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