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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro's Army command arrested ten of the twelve soldiers said to be working in the area where a car was riddled with more than 80 bullets from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two masked teenagers fired shots inside a school in Suzano, Sao Paulo, early Wednesday morning, killing five students and two school employees before turning the guns on themselves and...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a television interview on Tuesday, October 30th, the new governor-elect of Rio, Wilson Witzel, spoke about his plans regarding security. Witzel revealed that he wants to use military police...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent wave of killings in the Northeastern state of Ceara has led Brazil’s President Michel Temer to authorize a Federal Police intelligence team task force to the state to...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last evening, October 24th, Rio's Military Police announced that the institution's General Court called for the arrest of the two policemen that killed Maria Ruiz Jimenez, the 67 year-old Spanish...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Spanish tourist was shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro on Monday morning, after the car she was in did not stop at a police blockade near one...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The human rights group, Dhesca Brasil Platform, has started a four-day mission to investigate police violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The research effort started today (September 9th),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the ostensive presence of the armed forces and federal security forces in many places in the state of Rio de Janeiro, an English tourist was wounded in Angra...

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