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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 – From the beginning of the 1980s to 2016, the total percentage of homicides in the country committed with firearms rose from forty percent to 71 percent according to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Intervention team in Rio de Janeiro decided to close half of the Pacifying Police Units (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro, G1 website reported on Thursday. The decision...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fearing the spread of yellow fever to states which have not yet reported cases, the Brazilian government announced on Tuesday that it will start a nationwide vaccination campaign to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains during the night left a trail of destruction in many Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods this Thursday morning, with rivers and streams overflowing, streets and avenues blocked and thousands...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Carnival Rio's highways saw five deaths between Friday, February 9th, to Sunday, February 11th, according to officials. The Federal Highway Police (PRF) also registered 66 accidents and eighty injured...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just in time for the traditional heavy rains which are registered every year in Brazil the residents of the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul have...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After the confirmation of at least twelve deaths since 2017 from yellow fever in the São Paulo metropolitan area, health officials have announced a massive vaccination campaign against yellow fever...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report that he...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The office of the United Nations in Brazil launched this week the campaign ‘Vidas Negras’ (Black Lives), geared towards ending violence against black youths in the country. According to data,...
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