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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Temer sanctioned on Monday (June 11th) the creation of Sistema Unico de Segurança Publica (Single System of Public Safety), or the SUSP. The objective is to integrate Brazil's...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study released on Monday, June 11th, the economic cost of crime to Brazil is estimated to be about R$285 billion, or over four percent of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 62,000 were murdered in Brazil in 2016 equivalent to a rate of 30.3 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Atlas of Violence 2018, released by IPEA...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Governors of seven Brazilian states released an open letter on Friday calling for the release of R$42 billion in funds, promised by the Temer Administration back in March, for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three months after the start of the federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro the mega public security operation is about to enter a new phase, with more military agents...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new Secretary of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Sá, announced on Monday, January 9th, that the state is creating a specialized police force to combat the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the last five years there have been more violent deaths in Brazil than war-torn Syria, according to the Brazilian Forum on Public Security. The data from the Forum’s 10th...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Luis Fernando de Souza, known as Pezão (Big Foot), was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro’s state governor on Thursday, January 1st together with his running-mate and now vice-governor Francisco...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I was quite surprised and truly pleased with the response to my last article on the soaring costs of living in our marvelously expensive city, Rio de Janeiro. I absolutely loved the...
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