Tag: Violence

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Police work to detain drug traffickers, they do not kill innocent people, affirmed Rio de Janeiro's governor, Wilson Witzel, on Monday, May 27th. "When I state we cannot stop fighting organized...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The improvement seen in the 2018 annual Reporters Without Borders (RFS) report on freedom of press in Latin America was short lived. This year’s report shows reporters covering the region...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – An interagency workgroup for the defense of citizens in Rio de Janeiro state was created last week to follow up on human rights violations committed by public security agents. "This is an unprecedented...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Arpoador is one of the top tourist destinations in Rio de Janeiro. Locals and gringos alike gather to applaud the sunset, take a picture with the statue of Tom Jobim...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As Brasilia celebrated its 59th birthday on Sunday, residents of Brazil’s capital say that the city, designed by world-famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, has become a typical Brazilian metropolis, with more...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – One of the Brazilian ranchers found guilty of ordering the murder of American-born missionary Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005, Regivaldo Pereira Galvão was arrested this week after eluding police officers since February. Galvão...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report from Fundação Abrinq and the Brazilian Ministry of Health shows a shocking increase in the number of deaths of young black Brazilian men caused by firearms over...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A violent clash between supporters of Corinthians and São Paulo has left at least fourteen injured, three shot, and five arrested. The confrontation took place in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, in...
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...

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