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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 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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new survey from the Brazilian Public Security Forum, more than sixteen million women, comprising some 27 percent of the Brazilian population, have suffered some type of physical...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To ensure the safety of tourists and locals alike during the biggest party on the planet, the Coordinator of ‘Segurança Presente,’ Major Paulo Henrique Nhary, and the Vice President of...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From this Wednesday, January 2nd, until Monday, January 28th, movie fans in Rio will be treated to a showcase of one of the great American film-makers, Martin Scorsese. This exhibition,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Rio de Janeiro councilman being investigated in relation to the murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes in April, has requested that federal authorities take...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter   RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Highway Police (PRF) seized more than twelve tons of drugs on the roads of the state of Rio de Janeiro between January and October of this year, which...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In his first press conference after accepting the position of Justice Minister in the new Bolsonaro Administration, federal judge Sergio Moro said the invitation had nothing to do with...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a television interview on Tuesday, October 30th, the new governor-elect of Rio, Wilson Witzel, spoke about his plans regarding security. Witzel revealed that he wants to use military police...

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