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By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At least eight police officers, including a commander, have now been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Judge Patrícia Acioli. Lieutenant Colonel Cláudio Luiz Silva de Oliveira –...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At least two people were killed after officers from Rio’s 27th Military Police Battalion launched an operation in a number of communities around Santa Cruz, in the city’s Zona Oeste...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In an operation carried out by Draco (the Delegacia de Repressão a Ações Criminosas Organizadas, or Department of Repression Against Organized Crime) that culminated on July 27th, fourteen police...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....

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