Tag: Police Pacifying Units

By Nelson Belen and Ciara Long, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Thursday, December 8th, local news outlets reported that Italian tourist Roberto Bardella, 52, was shot in the head after inadvertently entering the favela community of Prazeres...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 2,000 residents of Rio de Janeiro's Complexo do Maré favela and hundreds of its supporters gathered on Tuesday to protest against the excessive police violence in their community, which...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Why is it that when talking about the “problem of drugs” we are quick to point the finger at those “evil drug traffickers” of the notorious Comando Vermelho (Red Command), Terceiro...

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