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Letter to the Editor, by Chuck Cassie RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Friday night my friend Ryan and I walked a mutual friend home. She lives in Cantagalo and it was very late (4:30 AM). On the way back...
Letter to the Editor, by Alia Douglas RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - I wait for the bus in the same place every day to go home from work: Rio Branco, near Presidente Vargas, in Centro. There are so many...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A German tourist died after he had been stabbed by robbers when returning to his hotel in Rio de Janeiro's Centro with his wife on Tuesday afternoon, February 17th. The...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Lapa in Rio's Centro had an increased police presence this year through Carnival in an effort to reduce street crime and make the celebrations safer. Operação...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a survey released on Friday by the Public Security Institute (ISP), cases of pedestrian robberies rose again since last year. There was an increase of 12.5 percent, with...
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 Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The expatriate community in Rio is coming together to raise medical and rehabilitation expense funds for Emmanuel Gilligan, who was the victim of a shooting during a failed robbery attempt...
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, ...
By Mark Shannon, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American musician based in Rio, Emmanuel Gilligan, has been shot and seriously injured in a bungled armed robbery in the district of Recreio dos Bandeirantes in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West...

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