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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 – The largest defense and security trade fair in Latin America (LAAD), currently underway in Rio de Janeiro’s RioCentro Convention Center made headlines on Wednesday, but not because of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known as the “Lord of Guns”, Brazil’s largest illegal arms dealer, Frederik Barbieri, was sentenced by a US court in Florida to twelve years and eight months in jail...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An attempted mass escape of prisoners on Tuesday from a prison complex in the Amazon region left 21 persons dead including a prison guard, according to Pará state’s Department...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned on Thursday (October 26th) a new law that turns the carrying of firearms, that are restricted to the Armed Forces, illegal and a 'heinous...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Gun registration in Brazil has soared over the past eight years, according to research by Globo. Data collected from the Federal Police shows the number of guns with legal licenses jumping...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Military police in Rio are gradually replacing their rifles with non-lethal weapons such as electro-shock taser guns, according to an announcement by the government of Rio de Janeiro State...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The young man, 23-year-old Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, who shot and killed twelve children at his former school in Realengo (Zona Oeste, West Zone), before taking is own...

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