Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

Additional Security in Rio to Insure Peaceful Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To guarantee security during Sunday’s election, Rio de Janeiro state officials have announced that five thousand extra police agents will be patrolling streets during the second round of elections. Starting on Friday afternoon 35,000 police officers will guard the streets including 455 military police […]

Rio Police Arrest 26 in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

Rio Police Arrest 26 in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six Military Police officers including, the Captain of the Nova Brasília Pacifying Police Unit (UPP), Uanderson […]

UPP Captian Killed in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

UPP Captian Killed in Complexo do Alemão: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) Captain is dead after being shot on Thursday, September 11th during a confrontation between police and drug-trafficking suspects in Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest favela communities in Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. Uanderson Manoel […]

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 […]

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