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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An estimated seven thousand people took to the streets of Copacabana near Copacabana Palace in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) on Sunday, July 29th, in the fourth annual "Black Women's...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of firearm registrations by individuals citizens in Brazil has increased over five times in the past ten years, according to data compiled by the Sou da...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The normally quiet neighborhood of Barra Grande, just outside of historic Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro State, was the scene of a brutal murder as the body of expatriate French...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the weekend, Rio police apprehended Mário Marcelo Ferreira dos Santos Santoro who is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend Cecília Müller Haddad in Australia in April. The 40-year-old Santoro, an engineer,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela community, Rocinha, has reached unprecedented levels with 54 people killed in the last six months alone, according to Military Police statistics. This figure...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Troubling news from the latest Public Security Institute (ISP) report, released on Wednesday, November 30th, which showed that murder across Rio de Janeiro state increased 21 percent from January to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, November 1st, the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for Rio de Janeiro State released alarming figures from its latest report, showing that from January of this year up...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil have issued arrest warrants for seven people connected to the collapse of the Samarco dam in Mariana in November of 2015, including the company’s CEO. All seven...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, November 20th, Brazil celebrates Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day) with a little over 18.8 percent of Brazilian municipalities observing it as a holiday. It is, according to analysts...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a press conference held on Thursday, February 28th, Rio police announced that a contractor for the U.S. Department of State, Victoria Tcaciuc, had been strangled to death in a...
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