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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive Superintendence of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP) confirmed through a statement released on Monday (January 1st) night that nine prisoners died and fourteen were injured, during a riot in the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police in Rio have been investigating the death of a German tourist since yesterday, Monday, May 22nd. According to the Barra da Tijuca battalion command, Christoph Josef was murdered by...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late on Wednesday (April 4th) Peter Campsie, a British oilworker living in Rio de Janeiro state was shot and killed in apparent carjacking in Niterói. Reports indicate he was...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A man of 37 has been killed in Rio de Janeiro as a result of heavy rain and wind, when a tree fell on the van he was driving on Rua...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Thursday, September 13th, military policeman Diego Bruno Barbosa Henriques was shot and killed in Rocinha while doing his rounds on foot. In a rash of violence...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Corporal Rodrigo Alves Cavalcante, a Military Police (PM) officer with the Batalhão de Choque (Shock Batalion), was shot and killed...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A 21 year-old Brazilian man, Roberto Laudisio Curti, was killed by police in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, in the early hours of...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Policing has been stepped up in Rocinha following the discovery of three male bodies in the early hours of Monday after a bout of intense gun fire....
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire broke out at Brazil’s Antarctic research station, Comandante Ferraz (EACF), on Saturday killing two people and forcing the evacuation of around forty more by helicopter....
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion that occurred at the armazém (warehouse) 30 in Cais do Porto region of Caju, in the city’s Zona Norte...
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