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Police violence at the Rio Film Festival: the documentary “À queima roupa” (Point Blank)

Para Violência policial no Festival do Rio: o documentário À queima roupa, clique aqui Watch the trailer here. The movie, partially crowdfunded by way of the Catarse site, will be in Rio cinemas as of October 16. Our memories are short, with so much daily news on … 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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The nitty gritty of pacification

Suspicious pockets in Rocinha [UPDATE April 4, 2012 — Military police announced yesterday that by Friday, 700 men and women– the same number responsible for the public safety of the Leblon neighborhood– will be patrolling the alleys of Rocinha. Early … 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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