Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro militias

Drug decriminalization would remap Rio de Janeiro

So it seems, according to the new Pense Livre (Think Free) network. RioRealblog cheated on Rio de Janeiro earlier this week, running off to São Paulo for two days and a night. There were the constant comparisons: an art Bienal … Continue reading

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Rio security chief not happy with social programs nor housing info

Signs of tension between state and city government In headlining this long and very open interview with state Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame, O Dia newspaper emphasized the state’s decision to use off-duty military police officers to increase police coverage … Continue reading

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Lunch with Rio’s security chief: out his window

Drug traffickers aren’t organized, says Beltrame; the police are getting more so Behind a long table at the front of the Rio state public safety secretariat’s auditorium hangs an enormous black and white picture of a train rushing down a … Continue reading

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Stratfor reports on Rio de Janeiro published by Wikileaks

Para esse post em português, clique aqui Not exactly If you”re a conspiracy theory fan, it’s a great intelligence plot, a clandestine exchange of information about what’s going on in Brazil, a “Shadow CIA”. Stratfor, according to the Correio do … Continue reading

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What might be at the heart of the firemen’s strike in Rio

Good guys versus bad guys is never a useful way to think about current events Given Brazil’s authoritarian and aristocratic history, it’s likely that most Brazilians have been oppressed and victimized by their employers. It’s likely that most Brazilians think in … Continue reading

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Elite Squad 2: a call for political change

[UPDATE JAN. 19, 2011 With Brazilian  ticket sales of over 11 million, Elite Squad 2 premieres in the U.S. this Sunday at the Sundance Festival, hors concours. DVD sales in Brazil begin Feb. 10] Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad … Continue reading

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