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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro is developing a strategy to boost its presence on the social media. Approved in February this year, the plan aims...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the recent outbreak of violence reported in some of Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities, Brazil’s Federal Government on Sunday unveiled a tourism plan to attract more visitors to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The human rights group, Dhesca Brasil Platform, has started a four-day mission to investigate police violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The research effort started today (September 9th),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past month more than 10,000 security agents have been operating in the state of Rio de Janeiro as part of a federal security plan to combat drug...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The security forces operation in Rio de Janeiro in eight favela communities on Monday morning led to the arrest of 43 people, seizure of eleven weapons and large amount...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday (August 21st) members of Brazil’s armed forces, police and national force simultaneously entered seven of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas complexes, with arrest...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 2,600 armed forces personnel participated in an operation during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 16th) to arrest accused drug kingpins in favela communities in and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s police announced over the weekend that they have arrested one of the men they suspect shot and wounded a British tourist last Sunday (August 6th) in Angra...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the ostensive presence of the armed forces and federal security forces in many places in the state of Rio de Janeiro, an English tourist was wounded in Angra...
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