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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Thursday, April 5th, the Biblioteca Parque da Rocinha (Rocinha Library Park) inaugurated two cinematic projects on the same day, both of which aim to screen one film either weekly...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela community, Rocinha, has reached unprecedented levels with 54 people killed in the last six months alone, according to Military Police statistics. This figure...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A police operation in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela community, Rocinha, over the weekend resulted in the death of eight community residents, according to Rio’s Military Police. According to...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Almost two weeks ago Rio de Janeiro state's department of culture reopened the Biblioteca Parque da Rocinha (Rocinha Library Park), in the largest favela community in Brazil, over a year...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted fugitive, Rogerio Avelino de Souza, dubbed Rogerio 157, was arrested Wednesday morning in the city’s Northern area. In September the drug trafficker...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last evening, October 24th, Rio's Military Police announced that the institution's General Court called for the arrest of the two policemen that killed Maria Ruiz Jimenez, the 67 year-old Spanish...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Spanish tourist was shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro on Monday morning, after the car she was in did not stop at a police blockade near one...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces remain today (October 11th) in the favela community of Rocinha, in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, to help the Military Police (PM) on...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces returned today (October 10th) to the favela community of Rocinha, in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, to assist the police in a search...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, October 9th, MetroRio inaugurated an integration measure with the vans of the favela communities of Rocinha and Vidigal, in Zona Sul. Users of both transportation facilities will now pay...
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