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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay on Monday became the last country in South America to launch a vaccination campaign, with a focus on teachers, soldiers, police and firefighters under 60 years old. Although some health workers were inoculated over the...
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 – Under heavy rains, more than 5,000 Armed Forces and police officers are conducting operations in six communities in the area of Jacarepaguá, in the western region of Rio de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security plans for the Rio 2016 Olympics will not be altered, despite the attacks against soldiers of Brazil’s National Security Forces on Wednesday, said Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the recent terror attack in France, Brazilian authorities announced they will be reviewing all security procedures for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government news agency, Agência Brasil, reported that since the Army's occupation of the Complexo da Maré favela community in Rio last March (three months before the World Cup), the "pacification...

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