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Tag: Disarmament

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed on Tuesday (January 15th) a decree that eases the rules for the possession of firearms in the country. The decree was received with criticism...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from dozens of social movements that work towards curbing violence in Brazil, a Special Commission at the Chamber of Deputies decided on Tuesday to approve a project that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A project in the Brazilian Congress will cancel one of the most important laws aimed at curbing gun violence in the country warn public safety organizations. The project, which seeks...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The young man, 23-year-old Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, who shot and killed twelve children at his former school in Realengo (Zona Oeste, West Zone), before taking is own...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio de Janeiro state enjoyed February with the lowest rates of homicide since statistics started to be recorded in 1991. There were 368 killings in the second month of...

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