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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From the beginning of the 1980s to 2016, the total percentage of homicides in the country committed with firearms rose from forty percent to 71 percent according to the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study released on Monday, June 11th, the economic cost of crime to Brazil is estimated to be about R$285 billion, or over four percent of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 62,000 were murdered in Brazil in 2016 equivalent to a rate of 30.3 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Atlas of Violence 2018, released by IPEA...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Governors of seven Brazilian states released an open letter on Friday calling for the release of R$42 billion in funds, promised by the Temer Administration back in March, for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three months after the start of the federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro the mega public security operation is about to enter a new phase, with more military agents...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An extensive security scheme was set up on Thursday night in the center of Rio de Janeiro to recreate the assassination of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the year 2017, Brazil’s free telephone service for human rights violations and domestic violence, “Disque 100” (Dial 100), received a total of 142,666 complaints nationwide. The service is...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Intervention team in Rio de Janeiro decided to close half of the Pacifying Police Units (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro, G1 website reported on Thursday. The decision...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 17.3 million children under the age of fourteen live in poverty in Brazil, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Abrinq Foundation, a non-profit organization which...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 18th, Rio de Janeiro's Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute), released the state's much-anticipated crime statistics for March 2018, the first full month of...
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