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By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A series of recent murders in Rocinha, including the shooting of the president of a neighborhood Residents’ Association, have lead police to speculate that the community is suffering from drug...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 41 year-old community leader from Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio was killed on Monday afternoon. This is the sixth reported murder since the November pacification force has occupied...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The pacification of Rio’s largest favela - Rocinha - as well as neighboring Vidigal in November 2011, has had a dramatic effect on the communities, causing much interest in real...
Opinion, by Michael Kerlin RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There’s a reason we seek to know more about the significant others of professional athletes, politicians, actors, rock stars, and even CEOs. Behind our fascination lies a suspicion that these people...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Accused chief drug lord of Rocinha, Antônio Bonfim Lopes, known as Nem, was arrested by Federal Police at around midnight last night in Lagoa, in front of...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police intercepted four vehicles which were reportedly being used by police officers to escort drug dealers out Rocinha ahead of its pacification which is widely believed...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week local media R7 reported that Rocinha, considered the largest favela in Brazil, is next in line to receive a Police Pacifying Unit (UPP).  It was reported that BOPE...
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