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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last Saturday Brazilian criminal organizations that control some of Rio de Janeiro’s most populous favela communities declared a curfew for residents due to the fear of the Covid-19 contamination. Some residents say that quarantine adherence...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling drug traffickers ‘narco-terrorists’ and promising to fight corruption and organized crime while in office, Wilson Witzel was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro state governor on Tuesday, January...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension continues high in and around Rio de Janeiro’s Cidade de Deus neighborhood Friday (February 2nd) morning, after yet another violent night of shootouts. Armored military police vehicles patrol...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro will receive support from Brazil’s National Security Force and Federal Highway Police to help local authorities fight the wave of violence seen in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite reports of shootings and police confrontations at some of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela complexes, the city’s Public Security Institute (ISP) announced this week that May 2015 registered the...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Acclaimed Brazilian NGO, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, has been the target of violent attacks recently, allegedly from drug trafficking gangs, prompting an outcry of public support. The organization has played an...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - French producer of "City of God" and other well-known independent Brazilian films, Marc Beauchamps, was arrested by the Federal Police in the São Conrado neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro on...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In what is being painted as a historic victory for peace in Rio de Janeiro, in the early hours of Sunday morning, police and military security forces...

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