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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security forces in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian Army and Navy troops, have been conducting a major offensive against organized crime in four favela communities since dawn today (August...
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 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer authorized the use of the Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro to assist police in patrolling the streets due to the mobilization of families of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government officials from Espírito Santo state have announced that public entities, schools and health clinics will open as usual on Monday as more than 1,200 military police officers returned to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As tension continues in the streets of Vitória, the licensed governor of the state of Espirito Santo said on Wednesday that the actions taken by the military police and their...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The situation remains tense in the capital of Espírito Santo, Vitória, during the sixth day of violence. City officials have announced that schools and health clinics should remain closed and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two hundred federal army troops are patrolling the streets of Espírito Santo’s capital, Vitória, since Monday night after at least 65 violent deaths were reported over the weekend. The crime...
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