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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under heavy rains, more than 5,000 Armed Forces and police officers are conducting operations in six communities in the area of Jacarepaguá, in the western region of Rio de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilwoman was shot to death after leaving a town meeting in downtown Rio on Wednesday night. Marielle Franco was a human rights activist and favela-community...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The man considered to be the largest arms dealers trafficking weapons into Brazil was arrested in Florida on Saturday, according to a Brazilian official at the Specialized Weapons, Ammunition and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government launched the Emergency Program for Social Actions in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, announcing investments of R$157 million to stimulate the participation of young people in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dozens of security officers entered Rocinha, one of Brazil’s largest favela communities, early Monday morning to try to arrest the leaders from rival drug gangs, responsible for hours of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mega-operation by Rio de Janeiro police to capture Nicolas Labre Pereira has already left nine people dead since June 20th, when in a daring action twenty-five armed men stormed...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British organization, _Social Starters, is celebrating its second successful six-week course in Rio de Janeiro with a showcase event at the Instituto Eixo Rio in Botafogo on Thursday, December...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost five years elapsing since the city's pioneering police pacification program was first initiated in Rio's favelas, the improvement of security has been largely considered successful. However basic public...
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