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Tag: Crime in Rio

By Nelson Belen and Ciara Long, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Thursday, December 8th, local news outlets reported that Italian tourist Roberto Bardella, 52, was shot in the head after inadvertently entering the favela community of Prazeres...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The sweeping mass robberies known as "arrastões” (big drags) on Rio de Janeiro's beaches last weekend and their spread into the Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhoods of Botafogo and...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An attack on two UPP (Police Pacification Unit) officers last Friday in the Morro São João favela of Engenho Novo is the latest in a recent spate of violence directed...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American pastor Renée Murdoch, 44, remains hospitalized and in serious condition following an assault on Friday morning where she was repeatedly struck with a 1.10 meter wooden stick wielded by...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Institute of Public Security (ISP) has published details of a sizable drop in homicide rates in the State of Rio De Janeiro for the month of February 2010, along...

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