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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between drug gang factions in the Cidade Alta of Cordovil, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, ended yesterday (May 2nd) with at least eight...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After stirring emotions among passengers in Carioca Metro Station, in Centro, photo exhibition “Nunca Me Calarei” (I Will Never Keep Quiet), arrived in Leblon’s Jardim de Allah station last Friday...
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 - On Tuesday (December 6th) afternoon, the normally busy streets of Rio’s commercial Centro neighborhood resembled a combat zone as tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, fire bombs, stones and other...
By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Secretary of Public Safety in Rio de Janeiro has received R$1,585,300, in partnership with the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ), for the civil and military police...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2014, on average six people died each day in Brazil through involvement of the military police, totaling in 2,368 deaths in 22 states according to data collected by...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite an increase in robberies and shootings in Rio de Janeiro, the Military Police had to cut the number of policemen allowed to do extra hours reinforcing their colleagues...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released by the Institute for Public Safety (ISP) on Monday, February 23rd showed that while fewer murders were committed in January 2015 compared to the first month of 2014,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A German tourist died after he had been stabbed by robbers when returning to his hotel in Rio de Janeiro's Centro with his wife on Tuesday afternoon, February 17th. The...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the beginning of the year, various cases of people hit by stray bullets within the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area have made the headlines, leading to the impression...
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