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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security forces in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian Army and Navy troops, have been conducting a major offensive against organized crime in four favela communities since dawn today (August...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Defense Minister of Brazil, Raul Jungmann, detailed the plans for Operation Carioca on Tuesday (February 14th), which includes sending 9,000 armed forces to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Carnival...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located just across Guanabara Bay, off the Niterói Bridge in São Gonçalo, is a historic site called Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers) which is the location of Rio’s Immigration...
By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Madeira River, which runs through Porto Velho, Rondônia in western Brazil, has reached a record water level of 18.73 meters and is still climbing today. The flooding has almost...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government is looking to strengthen maritime security by investing R$8 billion into the navy by December of this year. The government recently purchased three Ocean Patrol Vessels and...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma has just returned from Caracas, where she and representatives of 32 other countries located south of the Rio Grande signed into effect yet another international organization whose principal purpose...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On April 26th, the USS Nitze American warship and other crafts from Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, with staff member presence from Chile and Peru, met off the coast of...
By Nestor Bailly, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In early 2010, President Lula deemed relations with the U.S. of “enormous unexploited potential” according to diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks, a sentiment now echoed by President-Elect Dilma Rousseff. Ms....
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Major players in the international defense industry continue to vie for Brazil’s business, as South America’s largest economy finds more room in their budget spending for the military. ...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Late last month, fresh from playing a key role in Operation Unified Response, the international humanitarian aid mission to assist Haiti after the disastrous earthquake, the U.S. aircraft carrier USS...
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