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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The small favela community of Cerro-Corá, located on the edge of Zona Sul (South Zone) held a kickboxing graduation ceremony of their community integration program last week on Thursday, March...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today marks the sixth anniversary of Rio de Janeiro’s inaugural Police Pacification Unit (Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or UPP), installed in the Santa Marta favela community on December 19, 2008....
By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday (August 22nd), hundreds of Rio's citizens participated in the second annual Marcha InterNacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro (International March against Genocide of the Black Population) in...
By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 combined residents, the neighboring morros (hills) of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho offer picturesque views of Copacabana Beach and an ideal location between several of Rio...
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...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, has announced that federal troops will occupy the Complexo da Maré, a complex of favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone). They...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent violence has left almost as many police officers dead this year as in the entire year of 2013. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, fifteen police officers have...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities have made 26 arrests in the Zona Norte (North Zone) favela community of Complexo da Maré yesterday (November 13th), as part of an ongoing effort to secure the area....
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a massive overhaul of the city's military police leadership, changes in command in 25 of the 34 police pacification units (UPP) have been announced. As part of the move...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Acclaimed Brazilian NGO, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, has been the target of violent attacks recently, allegedly from drug trafficking gangs, prompting an outcry of public support. The organization has played an...
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