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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The year 2016 ended in a flurry of mostly natural deaths of famous people around the world; 2017 began with the entirely un-natural deaths of 56 un-famous people in a Manaus...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The latest figures released last week show that the number of homicides in Brazil rose steadily between 2011 and 2012, with a 7.8 percent increase in the number...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin underlined his intention to create a task force dedicated to an around-the-clock investigation of the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital), considered to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over twenty years after the infamous massacre in São Paulo's Carandiru prison, in which a police operation to quell a riot left over a hundred prisoners dead, the first of 79...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Seven violent attacks were reported in the southern Brazil state of Santa Catarina on Monday night, as a wave of violence which has seen dozens of buses torched reached its seventh...
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 - The Minister of Justice in Brazil, José Eduardo Cardozo, reportedly told businessmen in São Paulo that he would "rather die" than spend time in the Brazilian penitentiary system. "From the bottom...
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 Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the eyes of the world on Rocinha for the past week, many in Brazil are now also looking at what's going on in the favela communities in the country’s biggest...
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