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By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city’s first Police Pacification Unit (UPP) unit in Botafogo’s Santa Marta favela will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the end of the year, but there is mounting evidence...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ten German tourists were robbed at gunpoint on a guided tour in Tijuca National Forest on Thursday morning. The group’s van was intercepted on Estrada da Paineiras by two cars...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government’s campaign to curb crack cocaine use that was launched late last year is failing to deliver on its targets. As of the start 2013, the program Entitled...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Evandro João da Silva, coordinator of Afroreggae, one of Rio de Janeiro's largest non-profit organizations, was shot to death after being mugged on Sunday morning, October 18.  Evandro was on his way to...

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