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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known as the “Lord of Guns”, Brazil’s largest illegal arms dealer, Frederik Barbieri, was sentenced by a US court in Florida to twelve years and eight months in jail...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone)...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tragedy struck early Sunday (November 12th) morning as armed bandits attacked the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) at the Morro da Providência favela in Centro killing one member of Rio's Military...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces reaffirmed their support in maintaining the Law and Order Guarantee (GLO) operations in Rio de Janeiro. In a statement released yesterday (Saturday, September 16th), the Military Command...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past month more than 10,000 security agents have been operating in the state of Rio de Janeiro as part of a federal security plan to combat drug...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The security forces operation in Rio de Janeiro in eight favela communities on Monday morning led to the arrest of 43 people, seizure of eleven weapons and large amount...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Monday (August 21st) members of Brazil’s armed forces, police and national force simultaneously entered seven of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas complexes, with arrest...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 2,600 armed forces personnel participated in an operation during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 16th) to arrest accused drug kingpins in favela communities in and...
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