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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another day, another massacre — 33 and counting. The federal Minister of Justice said the Manaus situation was “under control” – good thing, too, just imagine if it weren’t! After...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Civil Police in Rio have identified those responsible for firing shots just twenty minutes before a scheduled “Desafio da Paz” (Peace Challenge) run in the Complexo do...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A series of recent murders in Rocinha, including the shooting of the president of a neighborhood Residents’ Association, have lead police to speculate that the community is suffering from drug...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It's one of Rio's biggest challenges before the start of the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games of 2016: the transformation and urbanization of the...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The inhabitants of the Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro are starting to believe in a brighter future. But it is a delicate process, as many residents have...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The drug trade in Rio gets further big screen attention this weekend, August 6th, with the nationwide opening of "400 Contra 1 - Uma História do Crime Organizado" (400 Against...
By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – It is simply an unfortunate facet of life in Rio that after a few months of living here you are certain to know someone who has been on the wrong end...
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