Tag: São Gonçalo

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of people killed in massacres in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro between 2020 and 2021 jumped from 170 to 255, an increase of 50%. The institute defines as a massacre any...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A week ago last Friday, the last trickle of treated and piped water dropped at the home of biologist Daniele Santana, 39 years old. She had no hope that the taps would start running anytime...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - No carnival, and now, no more vaccines. Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes said on Monday morning, February 15th, that the immunization campaign against Covid-19 in the city will be suspended due to lack...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The vaccination schedule in the city of Rio de Janeiro is in danger of being suspended due to a shortage of immunizers. According to the Municipal Health Secretariat, doses for immunization in stock are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located just across Guanabara Bay, off the Niterói Bridge in São Gonçalo, is a historic site called Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers) which is the location of Rio’s Immigration...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two men accused of robbing, raping and holding a foreign tourist couple hostage for six hours in a passenger van during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30th, ...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) program in Rio has had many successes in the past few years confronting drug trafficking in the favelas, the surrounding metropolitan region has seen...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bus strike in the State of Rio, which has taken thousands of buses off the road and resulted in long queues in over fifteen cities and towns, is set to...

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