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By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Military police in Rio were placed under investigation on Wednesday by the civil police for the suspected execution-style killing of six men last Tuesday, February 4th, in a favela in...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government and police officials are developing new anti-corruption measures, spurred in part by recent events in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone). A UPP (Police Pacification...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s public security forces, the Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar and Bombeiros (Firefighters) are threatening to go on strike during the 2012 Carnival period if demands over increased...
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...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past two weeks, the Complexo da Maré, an agglomeration of sixteen favela communities in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), has seen numerous firefights between police and drug traffickers,...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The recently appointed head of the Rio's Civil Police, Martha Rocha, made surprise inspection visits to seven police precincts during Carnival weekend to meet with police officers as well as...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Complexo do Alemão at the Zona Norte (North zone) is under new command, the 1,700 soldiers of the Parachutist Brigade have been replaced by military of the Infantry...
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