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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, April 4th, with the entire country on edge awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's habeas corpus, in Rio de Janeiro new...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just released data from Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute) comparing the state's crime statistics of October 2017 to October 2016 revealed a mixed...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an effort to combat the recent wave of robberies and break-ins that have plagued Rio's upscale neighborhood of Leblon, local residents and merchants are banding together to implement their...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Data released by Brazil’s National Federation of Insurance Companies (FenSeg) this week shows that theft of insured mobile phones increased 64.6 percent in the country between 2015 and 2016. According...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, November 1st, the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for Rio de Janeiro State released alarming figures from its latest report, showing that from January of this year up...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A cyclist taking his usual route along the Lagoa in Zona Sul (South Zone), was stabbed on Tuesday night, May 19th around 7:30 PM and later died from his...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - According to a government report issued yesterday (April 24th), theft in the greater São Paulo area, excluding the capital city, increased by 24.07 percent, which increased from 5,323 to 6,604 in...
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 Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures released by the Public Security Institute (ISP) show that robberies on buses in the state of Rio de Janeiro have gone up by almost 25 percent in the past...
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...
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