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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this week the state government of Rio announced that its ongoing ‘Operação Segurança Presente’ (Security Today) program is a continuing success, with over 12,000 arrests and counting in the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to new data released from the Rio de Janeiro state government's online portal and compiled by Globo news, in 2017, Rio de Janeiro state spent R$9.9 billion on security,...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Like most Carioca residents, the Curmudgeon is unsure about exactly what will happen as a result of Brazil’s military assuming the role of Rio’s primary law enforcement agency. Today, the Curmudgeon...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Senate gave final approval late on Tuesday, February 20th to a measure that authorizes the federal government to intervene in security in the crime-prone state of Rio de Janeiro....
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday the legislative decree that authorizes a federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro. Announced by President Michel Temer last Friday, February 16th, the decree...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Institute of Public Security (ISP) on Thursday, January 18th, announced that cases of violent death (sum of homicide, robbery, lethal assault and homicide resulting from police action) in Rio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police (MP) in Rio de Janeiro will suspend vacations to ensure 12,752 police officers and 1,393 vehicles are employed to guarantee public safety for the New Year's Eve...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, Rio's Carnival will be promoted with the sponsorship of Uber and Dream Factory, which together donated R$35 million to the world-famous event. Run by Riotur, this year's Carnival...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region...
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