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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 Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Early on Sunday, July 27th, Rio de Janeiro civil police arrested six military police officers under suspicion of falsifying acts of resistance during a Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) operation...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of Civil Police and Delegacia de Atendimento ao Turista (Deat) or Police Tourist Service in and around Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracanã Stadium increased on Sunday, June...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - State Secretary of Safety José Mariano Beltrame has vowed to reinforce policing in the famous Zona Sul (South Zone) beaches with an additional six hundred military police...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The wave of protests that was sparked by an increase in bus fares and took millions of people to the streets across Brazil in June may have lost its initial...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – State and federal security forces occupied the communities of Complexo do Caju and Barreira do Vasco during the early hours of Sunday, March 3rd. Over 1,300 armed forces including...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) program in Rio has had many successes in the past few years confronting drug trafficking in the favelas, the surrounding metropolitan region has seen...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, have now reached the capital Brasília, and organizers are speaking out around the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just days before Carnival in Rio, Polícia Militar (Military Police) and firefighters decided late on Monday to suspend the strike, which began last Thursday. Representatives of the movement said they...
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