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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the weekend, Rio police apprehended Mário Marcelo Ferreira dos Santos Santoro who is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend Cecília Müller Haddad in Australia in April. The 40-year-old Santoro, an engineer,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After several days of widespread rumors, Brazil’s Central Bank stated last week that bills stamped with the image of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the words...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted fugitive, Rogerio Avelino de Souza, dubbed Rogerio 157, was arrested Wednesday morning in the city’s Northern area. In September the drug trafficker...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, handed himself over to authorities on Monday, after arriving in Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport. Batista had been in New York when his arrest warrant...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro has seen two former governors arrested in the last two days. Former governor, Anthony Garotinho, was arrested on Wednesday, November 16th, accused of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, November 1st, the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for Rio de Janeiro State released alarming figures from its latest report, showing that from January of this year up...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, was arrested on Wednesday, October 19th, by federal police accused of corruption in the Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal. Cunha, known for being...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A man was arrested in Rio de Janeiro for selling World Cup tickets above the value set by FIFA. The Argentinean national was selling eight tickets to see Argentina...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One man has been arrested and two additional suspects remain at large following the dismemberment of a referee in an amateur football (soccer) match-turned deadly in the northern Brazilian state...
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