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By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The latest figures released last week show that the number of homicides in Brazil rose steadily between 2011 and 2012, with a 7.8 percent increase in the number...
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 – Recently released data from the Institute of Public Security (ISP) shows the number of homicides are down in the city of Rio de Janeiro while the number of homicides and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio’s reputation for violent crime precedes it. Films such as ‘City of God’ and ‘Tropa de Elite’ (Elite Troop) have only compounded this image in the eyes of the...

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