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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro is developing a strategy to boost its presence on the social media. Approved in February this year, the plan aims...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Saturday, September 30th, the Military Police of Rio's State launched an operation to reinforce the security in Rio's beaches, from Flamengo to Recreio. With eight hundred extra police officers patrolling...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, July 9th, Rio's Municipal Health Secretary confirmed that one individual has died as a result of gun shot wounds stemming from the violent outbreaks between Military Police...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although there have been reports of demonstrations in at least 27 military police battalions, policing in the state of Rio de Janeiro is deemed normal by security officials, with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police officials in Rio de Janeiro say that the Greek ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, may have been a victim of a crime of passion and suspect the diplomat...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday (December 6th) afternoon, the normally busy streets of Rio’s commercial Centro neighborhood resembled a combat zone as tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, fire bombs, stones and other...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 8th, an incendiary device, likely a Molotov cocktail, exploded near Rio’s Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens) in Zona Sul (South Zone). Authorities reported...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night, Wednesday, November 26th, over twenty thousand supporters came to Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) in Rio’s Centro neighborhood, to cheer on Rio mayoral candidate Marcelo Freixo in his...
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