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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just released data from Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute) comparing the state's crime statistics of October 2017 to October 2016 revealed a mixed...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An American family traveling through the Amazon region was found safe on Wednesday afternoon by Brazilian authorities after being robbed by river pirates and spending two days in the jungle,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This morning, Tuesday, October 31st, Rio's Civil Police announced a large patrol operation of the Tabajaras favela community, in Copacabana. According to authorities, the action was in response to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police in the state of Amazonas, in the Amazon region announced on Wednesday, that a suspect in the murder of British tourist Emma Kelty confessed to cutting her throat...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the last ten days 58 hikers have been robbed on the 3.8 kilometer trail that leads from Parque Lage to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer. According to a...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The beaches of Rio are a draw for tourists from around the world, as the backdrop of mountain views and easy access to city convenience remains just a short walk...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Troubling news from the latest Public Security Institute (ISP) report, released on Wednesday, November 30th, which showed that murder across Rio de Janeiro state increased 21 percent from January to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized to Rio de Janeiro citizens and Brazilians alike for the damage that four of the country’s swimmers caused to the city...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil pulled two U.S. Olympic swimmers from a United flight from Rio de Janeiro to Houston, Texas on Wednesday night and took them in for questioning...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Media reports of the robbery of four U.S. Olympians during the early hours of Sunday morning were confirmed by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Sunday afternoon. The four...
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