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Tag: Rape

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a just-released study, between January and July of 2018, women in Rio de Janeiro state were subjected to some form of sexual misconduct (sexual harrassment, public lewdness, inappropriate...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new bill approved by the Brazilian Senate this week, which will expand the sanctions in case of sexual abuse committed in public places and public transport as well...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A week after two gang rapes, one in Rio de Janeiro and another in Piaui, shocked the nation, Brazil’s Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would render stiffer sentences...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released by the Institute for Public Safety (ISP) on Monday, February 23rd showed that while fewer murders were committed in January 2015 compared to the first month of 2014,...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two men accused of robbing, raping and holding a foreign tourist couple hostage for six hours in a passenger van during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30th, ...

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