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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Police work to detain drug traffickers, they do not kill innocent people, affirmed Rio de Janeiro's governor, Wilson Witzel, on Monday, May 27th. "When I state we cannot stop fighting organized...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – An interagency workgroup for the defense of citizens in Rio de Janeiro state was created last week to follow up on human rights violations committed by public security agents. "This is an unprecedented...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report from Fundação Abrinq and the Brazilian Ministry of Health shows a shocking increase in the number of deaths of young black Brazilian men caused by firearms over...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A violent clash between supporters of Corinthians and São Paulo has left at least fourteen injured, three shot, and five arrested. The confrontation took place in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the revelry and excitement of Carnival 2019 comes to a close, a new sobering report from the online digital platform, Fogo Cruzado, was released on Wednesday (March 6th) showing...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new survey from the Brazilian Public Security Forum, more than sixteen million women, comprising some 27 percent of the Brazilian population, have suffered some type of physical...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three men, armed with a pistol and two knives, robbed approximately forty tourists hiking the trail that connects Parque Lage and the Corcovado mountain in Zona Sul (South Zone)...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter   RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Highway Police (PRF) seized more than twelve tons of drugs on the roads of the state of Rio de Janeiro between January and October of this year, which...

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