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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Due to a rise in tension and number of disputes during election time in Brazil, Military Police are reinforcing security as part of special operations in sixteen states, including...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio's largest "militia" extortion gangs was dismantled on Thursday, August 7th, as military police (PM) arrested seventeen of its members during an operation in the Rio de...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a month of few major incidents across the host cities in Brazil, military police responded with force in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 13th as the 2014...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Thursday, September 13th, military policeman Diego Bruno Barbosa Henriques was shot and killed in Rocinha while doing his rounds on foot. In a rash of violence...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After announcing the exoneration of the head of the UPP (Policy Pacifying Unit) in Morro da Providência, Captain Glauco Schorcht, the command at the Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) decided...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An eleven-year-old girl was killed last week in a police operation targeting drug traffickers in the Quitanda favela in the Complexo da Pedreira in Costa Barros, Zona Norte (North...
Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A member of the military police was photographed spraying a dog in the eyes with pepper spray while on patrol in the favela community of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro's...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Corporal Rodrigo Alves Cavalcante, a Military Police (PM) officer with the Batalhão de Choque (Shock Batalion), was shot and killed...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report published yesterday by the Brazilian government communications bureau, Agência Brasil, says that young people living on the streets of the Federal District have accused military...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Some 2,000 soldiers from the Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) took part in an operation on Sunday to recapture a favela area illegally set up on private land in the...
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