Tag: Comando Vermelho

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The authorities point out that the large quantities of drugs seized in Europe pass through Latin American countries and depart from Paraguay. According to Italian authorities, this criminal organization profits approximately US$66.8 billion and...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Samudio "was arrested in a locality of Mato Grosso, after months of intelligence work between Senad Special Agents and Brazil's Federal Police," the Paraguayan agency said in a statement without giving further details. The Senad...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In both the Koran and the Hebrew Bible, Aaron is referred to as Moses' older brother and a prophet of Yahweh, the God of Israel. Born in 1396 B.C., his name in the Jewish...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The latest news of large seizures of cocaine from Paraguay in Germany, Belgium and the Ivory Coast, as well as the dismantling of a drug production center in Alto Paraguay, seem to fully confirm...
By C.H. Gardiner RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities are claiming a decrease in homicides in the north of Brazil is the result of government policy, but there is evidence that the drop may be due to internal politics between...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another day, another massacre — 33 and counting. The federal Minister of Justice said the Manaus situation was “under control” – good thing, too, just imagine if it weren’t! After...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Civil Police in Rio have identified those responsible for firing shots just twenty minutes before a scheduled “Desafio da Paz” (Peace Challenge) run in the Complexo do...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A series of recent murders in Rocinha, including the shooting of the president of a neighborhood Residents’ Association, have lead police to speculate that the community is suffering from drug...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It's one of Rio's biggest challenges before the start of the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games of 2016: the transformation and urbanization of the...



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