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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro is developing a strategy to boost its presence on the social media. Approved in February this year, the plan aims...
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 William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Christmas morning in the pacified favela community of Rocinha was marred by confrontations between police and suspected drug traffickers which resulted in two casualties and a UPP (Police Pacification...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of police on duty during Carnival has been stepped up this year to 14,454 in order to help ensure the safety of partygoers. The figure marks an...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roughly 30,000 additional Polícia Militar (PMs, or military police) were deployed across Rio state prior to the elections on Sunday, in addition to around 6,500 Brazilian Army forces deployed...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
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...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Special divisions of Rio de Janeiro’s Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) have seized arms and drugs, as well as making over fifty arrests, in the second day of a...
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