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Tag: Drug Gangs

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between drug gang factions in the Cidade Alta of Cordovil, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, ended yesterday (May 2nd) with at least eight...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After intense shootings during the past weekend between two reported rival drug gangs in the Morro do Juramento favela in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), the military police are occupying...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released by the Laboratório de Análise de Violência (Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence) at UERJ (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) found that the inauguration...
By Cecilie Hestbæk, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government officials have provisionally slated the pacification peacekeeping mission in Rocinha for January 2011, though police forces charged with the operation do not, it seems, expect it to happen before...

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