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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...
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 Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the recent outbreak of violence reported in some of Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities, Brazil’s Federal Government on Sunday unveiled a tourism plan to attract more visitors to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between rival drug gang factions has been raging in the streets and alleyways of Rocinha, the largest favela community in Rio de Janeiro, since last Sunday (September 17th)....
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