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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The investigation into the disappearance and death of bricklayer Amarildo de Souza in Rocinha in 2013 will be reopened. The investigation, led by the Ministerio Publico (Public Prosecutor's Office),...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's Military Police say they have decided to increase the training for its new members to twelve months total, starting in September. The increased training will include...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NGO non-profit organization, Street Child United, and Chevrolet inaugurated a community football (soccer) pitch and a playground in the Complexo da Penha favela in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Launched by Rio's Secretary of State in January 2014, the Operation Lapa Presente has so far arrested numerous people for crimes and sheltered 15,000 homeless people in the one...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A cyclist taking his usual route along the Lagoa in Zona Sul (South Zone), was stabbed on Tuesday night, May 19th around 7:30 PM and later died from his...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eight out of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted sixteen criminals had already been arrested by the police and sentenced to prison and managed to escape when being allowed to...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hikers and mountain bikers will now receive increased military police presence when practicing their sports in Rio's Floresta da Tijuca National Park. The national park surrounding the hills of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Crime numbers have significantly dropped in communities with a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) between 2008 and 2014 according to the latest numbers from the Public Safety Institute (ISP). In...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite an increase in robberies and shootings in Rio de Janeiro, the Military Police had to cut the number of policemen allowed to do extra hours reinforcing their colleagues...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's Military Police (PM) force has started to take over command in the Complexo da Maré favela communities from the currently stationed national army forces. The handover will...
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