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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Governors of seven Brazilian states released an open letter on Friday calling for the release of R$42 billion in funds, promised by the Temer Administration back in March, for...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio police officials have announced that they are calling off the search for British hip-hop artist Kenny Mukendi, aka Kenny Vulcan, who went missing in Rio on April 13th, after...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this week the state government of Rio announced that its ongoing ‘Operação Segurança Presente’ (Security Today) program is a continuing success, with over 12,000 arrests and counting in the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday afternoon, April 16th, family members of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, met with Rio's Chief of Civil Police, Rivaldo Barbosa, to hear an update...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to Brazilian and Australian media reports, authorities have learned that one of the victims of the January 18th car accident on Copacabana Beach that left an eight-month-old baby dead...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 4th, with the entire country on edge awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's habeas corpus, in Rio de Janeiro new...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Alpestre, in the Southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, continue to search for missing British tourist Katherine Sarah Brewster. Brewster, 27 is said to have...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to new data released from the Rio de Janeiro state government's online portal and compiled by Globo news, in 2017, Rio de Janeiro state spent R$9.9 billion on security,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Senate gave final approval late on Tuesday, February 20th to a measure that authorizes the federal government to intervene in security in the crime-prone state of Rio de Janeiro....
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday the legislative decree that authorizes a federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro. Announced by President Michel Temer last Friday, February 16th, the decree...
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