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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heralded as one of the largest anti-pedophile raids ever executed in the country, Brazilian authorities confiscated more than a million computer files, issued 579 warrants, and arrested 251 people...
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 Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Due to a rise in tension and number of disputes during election time in Brazil, Military Police are reinforcing security as part of special operations in sixteen states, including...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police officers led by an agent from Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) landed two armored police helicopters on Copacabana Beach in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) on Wednesday morning, much to the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Civil Police officers were inspecting anti-fraud seals on fuel pumps at a number of gas stations in Rio yesterday as part of Operação Posto Legal (Operation Legal Gas Station). Officers,...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At least two people were killed after officers from Rio’s 27th Military Police Battalion launched an operation in a number of communities around Santa Cruz, in the city’s Zona Oeste...
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