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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The favela community of Rocinha, in São Conrado, in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, was once again the scene of shootings at dawn yesterday (October 6th)....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces reaffirmed their support in maintaining the Law and Order Guarantee (GLO) operations in Rio de Janeiro. In a statement released yesterday (Saturday, September 16th), the Military Command...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a massive show of force last week, residents of Rio will not see the same level of Armed Forces on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, at least for...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Sunday morning, July 30th, just a few days short of the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Rio 2016 Games (August 5th), a raging fire consumed part of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Michel Temer authorized the sending of 800 police officers to reinforce security in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, July 20th. The government will send 380 men from the Federal Highway...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian officials are bracing for what may become a significant nationwide protest today, Friday June 30th, against the government’s labor and social security reform bills in Congress. Demonstrations have been...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) of Rio de Janeiro celebrated their 209th anniversary earlier this week (June 13th), with announcement that visitors will be able to experience a piece of...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting on May 17th the Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal (CCJF) in Centro hosts the 10th edition of FotoRio, an international photography event in Rio de Janeiro that exhibits the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long regarded as the most affluent and safest neighborhood in Rio, the upmarket Leblon now has the unfortunate honor of the highest number pedestrian robberies in Zona Sul (South Zone),...
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