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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro's Army command arrested ten of the twelve soldiers said to be working in the area where a car was riddled with more than 80 bullets from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the presence of the Armed Forces in some of Ceara state’s largest cities, attacks by organized crime continues to plague the state. Authorities from Ceará confirmed four more...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After ten months of federal military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security agencies, officials of the Armed Forces state that the goals of mission - lowering crime rates...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - General elections are scheduled to be held in Brazil on October 7, 2018 to elect the President, Vice President and the National Congress as well as local government positions. Yesterday...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer authorized on Tuesday (August 28th) the deployment of troops to the state of Roraima to reinforce security. The measure comes ten days after the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is holding a second day of meetings with cabinet members on Monday, seeking a solution to the crisis at the Brazil-Venezuela border after a...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Approximately 4,000 soldiers from the Armed Forces and the Civil and Military Police are being used in an operation today in favela communities in the north and south of Rio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Armed Forces are conducting an operation today (Thursday, June 21st) in the favela communities of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira, just behind Leme, along the beach of Zona Sul...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under heavy rains, more than 5,000 Armed Forces and police officers are conducting operations in six communities in the area of Jacarepaguá, in the western region of Rio de...

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