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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (August 14th) by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) and the Secretary of State for Security (SESEG) shows that in July 2018 theft has decreased, but homicides...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new bill approved by the Brazilian Senate this week, which will expand the sanctions in case of sexual abuse committed in public places and public transport as well...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report released yesterday, July 25th, from the Popular Truth Commision (CPV), shootings in Rio de Janeiro from February, the start of the federal military intervention, to June...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government has called back Brazilian ambassador to Nicaragua, Luís Cláudio Villafañe Gomes Santos, one day after Brazilian university student was killed in the Central American country’s capital, Managua....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents of Leblon will feel a new security presence in August, as the Leblon Presente (Leblon Today) program is expected to be launched as a result of a partnership between...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The normally quiet neighborhood of Barra Grande, just outside of historic Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro State, was the scene of a brutal murder as the body of expatriate French...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Approximately 4,000 soldiers from the Armed Forces and the Civil and Military Police are being used in an operation today in favela communities in the north and south of Rio...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study released on Monday, June 11th, the economic cost of crime to Brazil is estimated to be about R$285 billion, or over four percent of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heralded as one of the largest anti-pedophile raids ever executed in the country, Brazilian authorities confiscated more than a million computer files, issued 579 warrants, and arrested 251 people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An extensive security scheme was set up on Thursday night in the center of Rio de Janeiro to recreate the assassination of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson...
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