Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

Annual March in Rio Protests Racial Violence by Police

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday (August 22nd), hundreds of Rio’s citizens participated in the second annual Marcha InterNacional contra o Genocídio do Povo Negro (International March against Genocide of the Black Population) in Manguinhos. The protest involved emotional speeches petitioning for the end of racism-motivated Afro-Brazilian killings, and […]

Real Estate Prices Fall in Cantagalo, Pavão-Pavãozinho

Real Estate Prices Fall in Cantagalo, Pavão-Pavãozinho

By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 combined residents, the neighboring morros (hills) of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho offer picturesque views of Copacabana Beach and an ideal location between several of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular tourist destinations. Pacified in December 2009, the favela communities were early […]

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

Census in Complexo da Maré Shows Economic Growth: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first census undertaken in the Complexo da Maré has shown a growing local economy with 3,000 businesses providing income for 9,000 residents. The findings will be showcased at a meeting focused on entrepreneurship to be held at the complex. The research will be published […]

Security Forces Increase in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup

Security Forces Increase in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro further reinforced its security force for the 2014 World Cup games last week on Friday, June 6th, when almost a thousand new Military Police officers graduated from the Curso de Formação de Soldados (Training Course for Soldiers). The […]

Major Police Operation in Cidade de Deus Closes 16 Schools

Major Police Operation in Cidade de Deus Closes 16 Schools

By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police carried out a major operation in Cidade de Deus (City of God), Zona Oeste (West Zone), on Monday, in response to an attack on the local UPP (Police Pacifying Unit) station. Officer Vinícius Salles de Oliveira was shot in the attack on Sunday […]

Rio to Increase Police Force for World Cup

Rio to Increase Police Force for World Cup

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, announced that this week 2,000 policemen will begin to work on holidays and time off in the lead up to the World Cup. This adds to the current total of 47,000 officers scheduled to work. American private […]

UPP Must Target Corruption, Experts Say: Daily

UPP Must Target Corruption, Experts Say: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security experts believe the Rio de Janeiro UPP (Police Pacification Unit) are at a critical moment. After reducing homicides in their operations, the UPP must now begin to stamp out internal illegal activities such as corruption and punish police who commit crimes, according to specialists […]

More Rio Protest Over Death of Favela Resident: Daily

More Rio Protest Over Death of Favela Resident: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another protest closed the streets of Copacabana, the second since Tuesday evening, in relation to the shooting death of a Pavão Pavãozinho favela community resident, allegedly by police. Yesterday’s march followed the the burial of 26 year-old dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira. Hundreds of […]

Brazilian Armed Forces in Complexo da Maré: Daily

Brazilian Armed Forces in Complexo da Maré: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Continued efforts in pacifying the Complexo da Maré favela in the Zona Norte (North Zone) took place in the early morning hours Saturday, March 5th from Midnight – 9AM with the transition of the military police to the army. Sections of Avenida Brasil and Linha […]

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