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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – An interagency workgroup for the defense of citizens in Rio de Janeiro state was created last week to follow up on human rights violations committed by public security agents. "This is an unprecedented...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An online dictionary with terms related to Rio favelas is now available online. Designed as a wiki, the Dicionário Carioca de Favelas Marielle Franco (Marielle Franco Dictionary of Favelas) has...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final meeting of ‘Favelas em Foto: Imagens por direitos’ (Favelas in Photo: Images for rights) will be taking place this Saturday, August 11th from 2PM-6PM at ‘Museu de Arte...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...
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...

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