Tag: Violence

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Prosecutors Office is asking for explanations from Rio de Janeiro state’s governor, Wilson Witzel, on declarations that snipers were already being used to shoot people considered a danger to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Protestors for and against the celebrating March 31, 1964, as the day when Brazil’s military government was installed, took to the streets on Sunday to voice their opinion about...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Suzano, São Paulo arrested a third student on Tuesday, suspected of taking part in the attack last week that left five students, a businessman and two school...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two masked teenagers fired shots inside a school in Suzano, Sao Paulo, early Wednesday morning, killing five students and two school employees before turning the guns on themselves and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Prosecutor's Office and the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police announced Tuesday morning that two suspects of killing councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were arrested...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro publicly gave his support for Venezuela's self-declared interim president, Juan Guaidó on Thursday after meeting with the Venezuelan legislator in Brasilia. Bolsonaro stated that Brazil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro announced on Wednesday its Carnival operation schedule for the five-day Carnival holiday. In addition to extra security patrolling the streets, officials say that...

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