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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the last five years there have been more violent deaths in Brazil than war-torn Syria, according to the Brazilian Forum on Public Security. The data from the Forum’s 10th...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - In another deadly football (soccer) related incident, eight men we shot and killed on Saturday night before a state championship qualifying match in Pavilhão 9 of the Corinthians football club, in...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Walgney Assis Carvalho, a photojournalist from the state of Minas Gerais, was shot at point-blank range by a hooded man as he exited a restaurant in the Ipatinga area...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recently released data from the Institute of Public Security (ISP) shows the number of homicides are down in the city of Rio de Janeiro while the number of homicides and...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Rodrigo Neto, a Minas Gerais crime reporter has become the third journalist to be killed so far this year. The killing of the crime reporter from Ipatinga, is the latest in...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - São Paulo police are no longer allowed to give first aid to victims who have been hurt in violent crimes or police clashes. A statement from the São Paulo State Public...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – At least fourteen São Paulo police officers have been detained since Saturday on suspicion of killing or attempting to kill civilians. The arrests are likely to raise questions over police brutality...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In the bloodiest weekend yet of the violent crime wave gripping São Paulo, 31 people lost their lives between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, Folha reported. Experts are calling the surge...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This morning, Rocinha, Rio’s largest favela, and Vidigal, became the most recent communities to be pacified by Brazil’s military and police forces - without shots fired. The operation included...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Levels of violent crime reported in Rio de Janeiro state have fallen significantly in three target areas, according to figures for the first seven months of 2011 released by...
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