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A child teaches that Rio police must reduce violence

Eleven-year-old Juan Moraes Neves disappeared June 20 from the Danon favela in Nova Iguaçu. The four police officers reportedly linked to his disappearance are said to have been involved in 37 deaths of suspects in confrontation with the police, or … Continue reading

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Drug traffickers don’t get away, says Public Safety Secretary Beltrame

Beltrame’s first Twitterview, translated into English Leia aqui a entrevista do Secretário de Segurança Pública do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, José Mariano Beltrame, pelo Twitter, em português. 1) I’d like to know why the police haven’t been able to arrest … 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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Let’s talk about the relationship

Yes, there’s peace in the house. But where’s the attention, the commitment, where are the services? Dignity for citizens, says State Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame, is key– so he can get on with his work of modernizing the … Continue reading

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Best ever, well best in a very long time

[UPDATE, October 2011 – Carnival blocos attracted a record 4.87 million to Rio’s streets, according to Riotur, the municipal tourism agency. This was 83% more than was expected. For Carnival 2012, 476 blocos have applied for a parade permit.] Carnival … Continue reading

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Reduced sentence for police who come clean

Rio governor sends landmark bill, for Brazil, to state legislature …on-duty police officers involved in drug-related corruption engage in serious criminal activities such as (1) conducting unconstitutional searches and seizures; (2) stealing money and/or drugs from drug dealers; (3) selling … Continue reading

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Nothing seems impossible now, not even reducing police corruption

[UPDATE FEB 16, 2011: An internal power struggle led yesterday to the departure of Civil Police Chief Allan Turnowski and the appointment of Martha Rocha, a career police official, as his replacement. Perhaps a woman chief –Rio’s first– will carefully … Continue reading

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Megabust– of the Rio police

Operation Guillotine: 580 agents still at work Brazil’s version of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, its Federal Police, arrested 35 people today, 27 of whom were police. A high-ranking Civil Police officer, Carlos Antônio de Oliveira, who until the … Continue reading

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Moving deeper into no-man’s lands

Ricardo Henriques speaks at last; some Vila Cruzeiro residents wish they hadn’t, and the Sambadrome carnival parade may be well-protected “A youngster age 20 from a community controlled by the [drug] traffic grew up during a war. So the culture … Continue reading

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Crime is down in Rio state, to record lows

Rio state’s 1991 is New York City’s 1963 State Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame announced yesterday that Rio de Janeiro state’s 2010 homicides, robberies, car thefts and other crimes have hit startling lows— and in some cases set records for … Continue reading

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