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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...
By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Teacher's Day protests held in Rio’s downtown area on Tuesday night once again ended in violence, with two police officers and six demonstrators sustaining injuries, while one 18-year-old man...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A German tourist was shot and seriously wounded on Friday, May 30th in Rocinha, Rio's largest favela and increasingly popular destination for visitors to the city. As of Sunday morning,...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An attack on two UPP (Police Pacification Unit) officers last Friday in the Morro São João favela of Engenho Novo is the latest in a recent spate of violence directed...
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...
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