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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) program in Rio will undergo major structural reforms, cutting its standing force by one third, according to an announcement made yesterday (August 22nd) by the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nine police officers that are part of the Grupo de Ações Táticas Especiais (GATE, or Special Tactical Action Group) of the 16th Military Police Battalion (Olaria) in Rio de Janeiro...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A war between drug gang factions in the Cidade Alta of Cordovil, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, ended yesterday (May 2nd) with at least eight...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio state secretary for security, Roberto Sá, said yesterday (Friday, February 10th) that he could count on the support of federal forces, if necessary, as a result of the protest...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new Secretary of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Sá, announced on Monday, January 9th, that the state is creating a specialized police force to combat the...

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