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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday afternoon, April 16th, family members of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, met with Rio's Chief of Civil Police, Rivaldo Barbosa, to hear an update...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Sunday, April 8th, the body of community activist, Carlos Alexandre Pereira, was found in a car riddled with bullets on Estrada Cumaru in Taquara in Rio's Zona Oeste (West...
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 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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police in the state of Amazonas, in the Amazon region announced on Wednesday, that a suspect in the murder of British tourist Emma Kelty confessed to cutting her throat...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police in Rio have been investigating the death of a German tourist since yesterday, Monday, May 22nd. According to the Barra da Tijuca battalion command, Christoph Josef was murdered by...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a controversial move that has already resulted in numerous negative repercussions, this weekend, Minas Gerais football (soccer) club, Boa Esporte, announced that it had signed former Flamengo goalkeeper and...
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...
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