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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the international spotlight on the Carnival celebrations this weekend (February 24th to 28th), and the tourism season in full swing, there may be a lack of attention to the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) of Rocinha, Fé/Sereno, Providência and Batan are promoting free holiday camps during the month of January, with the aim of promoting integration between the police...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new Secretary of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Sá, announced on Monday, January 9th, that the state is creating a specialized police force to combat the...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It has long been said that "Brazil is a country of the future... and always will be." However Rio de Janeiro has a much bigger image problem these days, and I'm...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There were 462 homicides in Rio de Janeiro state in the month of November, according to the Institute of Public Security of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ISP)....
By Nelson Belen and Ciara Long, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Thursday, December 8th, local news outlets reported that Italian tourist Roberto Bardella, 52, was shot in the head after inadvertently entering the favela community of Prazeres...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long held up as a positive model of the impact of Rio’s Police Pacification Units (UPP), the Santa Marta favela community in Zona Sul (South Zone), Botafogo, was rocked on...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to local news reports, militias have taken over water and coal distribution in Rio’s largest favela community, Rocinha, in Zona Sul (South Zone). Community store, market, restaurant and bar...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, October 11th, Security Secretary for Rio de Janeiro State, José Mariano Beltrame handed in his resignation after almost ten years on the job. Beltrame was responsible for the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police units continue to patrol major streets in Copacabana on Tuesday (October 11th) after intense gunfire erupted in the favela community of Pavão-Pavãozinho between drug traffickers and police on...
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