Tag: Weapons

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ease of access to weapons and ammunition in Brazil during the Bolsonaro government's tenure, combined with the difficulty of control and traceability mechanisms, is a cause for lamentation for the patronizing left and...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro State Police has removed 12 officers involved in the operation that ended with the death of a pregnant woman, Kathlen Romeu, 24. The State Police officers had their weapons collected...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Venezuelan Ministry of Defense informed on Monday that two military personnel were killed and 32 alleged insurgents were arrested after clashes near the border with Colombia against "irregular armed groups" coming from the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro used Friday, the eve of a near-carnival in Brazil, to sign four decrees that further ease the sale of weapons and reduce inspection by the relevant bodies. It is the thirtieth...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A violent clash between supporters of Corinthians and São Paulo has left at least fourteen injured, three shot, and five arrested. The confrontation took place in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The largest defense and security trade fair in Latin America (LAAD), currently underway in Rio de Janeiro’s RioCentro Convention Center made headlines on Wednesday, but not because of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known as the “Lord of Guns”, Brazil’s largest illegal arms dealer, Frederik Barbieri, was sentenced by a US court in Florida to twelve years and eight months in jail...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An attempted mass escape of prisoners on Tuesday from a prison complex in the Amazon region left 21 persons dead including a prison guard, according to Pará state’s Department...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned on Thursday (October 26th) a new law that turns the carrying of firearms, that are restricted to the Armed Forces, illegal and a 'heinous...

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