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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Rio de Janeiro state announced they have arrested the man said to have ordered the prison rebellions in the state of Goiás at the beginning of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report that he...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite claims from NGOs and international entities of increasing police brutality and human rights violations, the joint operations of the military police and the Brazilian Armed Forces will continue...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tragedy struck early Sunday (November 12th) morning as armed bandits attacked the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) at the Morro da Providência favela in Centro killing one member of Rio's Military...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to a lack of security one of the main legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro, the BRT transportation system, may...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly two weeks after the death of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Jimenez in the Rocinha favela community, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry began to inspect tourism agencies, guides and carriers operating in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro has lost more than R$657 million of its tourism revenues during the eight first months of the year due to crime and violence,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This morning, Tuesday, October 31st, Rio's Civil Police announced a large patrol operation of the Tabajaras favela community, in Copacabana. According to authorities, the action was in response to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Buildings housing Brazil’s environmental agencies Ibama and ICMBio in the middle of the Amazon forest were set ablaze on Friday by miners retaliating against the confiscation of barges used for...
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