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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, October 15th, Brazil's outspoken right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, visited the Special Police Operations Battalion (Bope) of Rio de Janeiro's Military Police and compared the violence in Rio...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Brazil’s general elections less than a month away, presidential candidates have suddenly been forced to change their strategies due to the knife attack on frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, last...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed on Thursday afternoon, while attending a campaign rally in the town of Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United Nations Environment along with its partner, Global Witness, launched on Monday the UN Environmental Rights Initiative at Rio de Janeiro’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer authorized on Tuesday (August 28th) the deployment of troops to the state of Roraima to reinforce security. The measure comes ten days after the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann is expected to spend the day on Thursday in Pacaraima, Roraima to see first-hand the installation and emergency services being provided to Venezuelan...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (August 14th) by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) and the Secretary of State for Security (SESEG) shows that in July 2018 theft has decreased, but homicides...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Public Security Forum released data on violent deaths in the country on Thursday which shows that 63,880 violent deaths were recorded in the country last year alone,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once booming and full of high expectations, Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry is now facing a crisis, as occupation rates plummet and thirteen hotels have closed since the end...
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