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Rio de Janeiro and three prison revolts across the country

Beltrame, specialists, foresee unstable times Few reports on the recent prison revolts mention the reasons for the violence that has so far caused about 16 prisoner deaths and the flight of 55 detainees, most recaptured. Brazilians are used to this type … 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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