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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, defended once again his shoot-to-kill attitude when it comes to criminals. The governor has compared criminals and drug traffickers as ‘terrorists’...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ceará state transfers twenty leaders of organized crime jailed in the state to federal prisons to try to curb the wave of violence that has gripped the state since...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In his first press conference after accepting the position of Justice Minister in the new Bolsonaro Administration, federal judge Sergio Moro said the invitation had nothing to do with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann, announced on Friday (July 20th) the creation of the National Commission on Intelligence and Operations whose main objective will be to combat organized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent wave of killings in the Northeastern state of Ceara has led Brazil’s President Michel Temer to authorize a Federal Police intelligence team task force to the state to...
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 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As more than 144 million Brazilians get ready to go to the polls on Sunday, October 2nd, for municipal elections, federal, state and local authorities scramble to guarantee the safety...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In the bloodiest weekend yet of the violent crime wave gripping São Paulo, 31 people lost their lives between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, Folha reported. Experts are calling the surge...

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