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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eight men accused of being part of a terrorist organization and threatening the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were convicted on Thursday in Curitiba, Brazil on the charges...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Justice Minister of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes vehemently denied rumors of the existence of another terrorist group planning attacks during Rio’s 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. "There is no...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fifteen days to go before the start of the 2016 Olympics, ten men were arrested on Thursday, suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Rio de Janeiro during the Games. According...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A day after tragic events unfolded in Brussels, authorities in Rio de Janeiro announced an anti-terrorism training program that leverages agents of the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) from the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During an official visit to Brazil to discuss preparations for the United Nation’s Climate Conference (COP 21) to be held next week in Paris, French Foreign Affairs Minister, Laurent Fabius...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Brazil has spent R$1.9 billion on security for the upcoming World Cup, which starts on June 12th and goes until July 13th. In total, 170,000 security...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - David Miranda, Brazilian citizen and partner of Glenn Greenwald, Rio-based journalist known for his role in disclosing former U.S. subcontractor Edward Snowden's NSA spying allegations, was detained while passing through...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major test was passed in Rio of the security capabilities that Polícia Federal (Federal Police) forces will provide for foreign officials during Rio+20, the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable...
By Amy Skalmusky, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The tally continues to rise as the battle in Rio de Janeiro rages on: 23 deaths, 50 burnt vehicles and 159 injured and over 100 people arrested since Sunday. ...
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