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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the revelry and excitement of Carnival 2019 comes to a close, a new sobering report from the online digital platform, Fogo Cruzado, was released on Wednesday (March 6th) showing...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The well-publicized federal military intervention in Rio de Janeiro reaches its seventh month this week and according to the latest statistics there is little reason to celebrate. According to the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report released yesterday, July 25th, from the Popular Truth Commision (CPV), shootings in Rio de Janeiro from February, the start of the federal military intervention, to June...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 2,600 armed forces personnel participated in an operation during the early morning hours of Wednesday (August 16th) to arrest accused drug kingpins in favela communities in and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exasperated by the increasing violence in their communities, representatives from 47 favelas around Rio de Janeiro protested for peace on Copacabana Beach on Sunday, July 2nd, despite the cool...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite reports of shootings and police confrontations at some of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela complexes, the city’s Public Security Institute (ISP) announced this week that May 2015 registered the...

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