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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro recorded 125 homicides resulting from police action in November of this year. The number of cases is 33 percent higher than November last year,...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces reaffirmed their support in maintaining the Law and Order Guarantee (GLO) operations in Rio de Janeiro. In a statement released yesterday (Saturday, September 16th), the Military Command...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a massive show of force last week, residents of Rio will not see the same level of Armed Forces on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, at least for...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government announced yesterday (July 28th) that the implementation of the National Security Plan in Rio de Janeiro will employ 8,500 members of the Armed Forces, 620 members of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2017 LAAD Defense & Security trade show, the most important security and defense fair in Latin America, started on Tuesday (April 4th), at Riocentro in Barra da Tijuca and...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a meeting with the Attorney General's Office of Military Justice, the Defense Ministry announced that the armed forces will leave the streets of Rio de Janeiro today (February 22nd),...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a joint press conference on Wednesday, July 6th, Defense Minister, Raul Jungmann, and Justice Minister, Alexandre de Moraes, announced that an additional three thousand military personnel would be deployed...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is on a four-day official visit to Sweden and Finland where she hopes to close several bilateral commercial and educational agreements. On Monday,...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Continued efforts in pacifying the Complexo da Maré favela in the Zona Norte (North Zone) took place in the early morning hours Saturday, March 5th from Midnight - 9AM with...
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