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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, October 15th, Brazil's outspoken right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, visited the Special Police Operations Battalion (Bope) of Rio de Janeiro's Military Police and compared the violence in Rio...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four years after a group of Rio police officers were arrested for kidnapping two alleged drug traffickers for R$300,000 ransom, Judge Ana Paula Monte Figueiredo Pena Barros condemned ex-Lieutenant-Colonel Dayzer...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's gunshot detection system, a series of audio sensors placed strategically throughout the city to pick up sounds of gunfire and alert police to the shooting's location, has...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After the shocking attack on Brazil's presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) yesterday, he is in stable condition but expected to remain in the hospital for at least a week. A...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a just-released study, between January and July of 2018, women in Rio de Janeiro state were subjected to some form of sexual misconduct (sexual harrassment, public lewdness, inappropriate...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a public security state of emergency yesterday (Tuesday, August 21st) due to the wave of violence in the city, with rival...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (August 14th) by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) and the Secretary of State for Security (SESEG) shows that in July 2018 theft has decreased, but homicides...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new bill approved by the Brazilian Senate this week, which will expand the sanctions in case of sexual abuse committed in public places and public transport as well...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a report released yesterday, July 25th, from the Popular Truth Commision (CPV), shootings in Rio de Janeiro from February, the start of the federal military intervention, to June...

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