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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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal Ministry of Justice and Public Security authorized yesterday (February 20th) the activation of the National Force in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Rio Grande do Norte announced on Monday a series of emergency measures to try to retake control of the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal. Inmates at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension remains high in Northeastern Brazil, where a new prison riot was reported on Wednesday (January 18th), leaving one dead and seven injured in a prison in the interior of...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the aftermath of the prison riot that took place in Natal Alcaçuz State Penitentiary between January 14th and 15th, Rio Grande do Norte’s state governor Robinson Faria will travel...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With armored vehicles and a helicopter hovering above prison grounds, Brazilian police forces stormed the Natal State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz in Rio Grande do Norte early Sunday morning, trying to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter NATAL, BRAZIL – Sun-soaked Natal welcomes and entertains over two million Brazilians and foreign visitors every year who come here to experience the beautiful coastline, as well as the many adventures of all sizes...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An unpublished study conducted has found that around eighty percent of Brazil’s coral reefs - which are found predominantly off the coastline of the country’s northeast region, stretching 2,000km...
Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often referred to as the “esquina do continente” (corner of the continent), Natal in Rio Grande do Norte State is perhaps best known for its vast sand dunes, a playground for...
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