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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officers of the policiais civis (civil police) force in Rio de Janeiro state have announced a 72-hour walkout until the full payment of December wages, Christmas bonus and other...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Rio de Janeiro’s Legislative Assembly House (Alerj) on Wednesday, November 16th, to pressure legislators to reject the governor's latest financial project for the city....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a day of protest at Rio de Janeiro’s Assembly House, the state court authorized the interruption of a government plan that would increase the social security deduction on...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2014, on average six people died each day in Brazil through involvement of the military police, totaling in 2,368 deaths in 22 states according to data collected by...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the beginning of the year, various cases of people hit by stray bullets within the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area have made the headlines, leading to the impression...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to authorities Operação Lapa Presente (Operation Today’s Lapa) has been highly successful in terms of arrests. An official statement from the local government reports a total of 120 fugitives...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a massive overhaul of the city's military police leadership, changes in command in 25 of the 34 police pacification units (UPP) have been announced. As part of the move...
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