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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From noon yesterday, February 21st and until 11:59 PM next Tuesday February 23rd, the city of Araraquara, in the São Paulo countryside, is under lockdown, with a ban on street movement, pedestrian or vehicular....
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first month of 2021 has begun with more violence than late 2020 in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. In all, the Fogo Cruzado platform recorded 412 gunfire/firearm shootings, 35% more than...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil registered 175 murders of transsexuals in 2020, according to the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals of Brazil's (ANTRA) annual report, which would translate into one death every two days. All victims were trans/transvestite...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A bill introduced last week by Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, to ease penalties on drivers who disobey traffic rules, has been receiving widespread criticism. Some of the harshest criticism has...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – An interagency workgroup for the defense of citizens in Rio de Janeiro state was created last week to follow up on human rights violations committed by public security agents. "This is an unprecedented...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The largest defense and security trade fair in Latin America (LAAD), currently underway in Rio de Janeiro’s RioCentro Convention Center made headlines on Wednesday, but not because of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Gol Linhas Aéreas, one of Brazil’s largest airline companies, has temporarily suspended all commercial operations with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft since Monday night, according to airline officials....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro announced on Wednesday its Carnival operation schedule for the five-day Carnival holiday. In addition to extra security patrolling the streets, officials say that...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To ensure the safety of tourists and locals alike during the biggest party on the planet, the Coordinator of ‘Segurança Presente,’ Major Paulo Henrique Nhary, and the Vice President of...

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