Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro crime

Rocinha occupation: the day after

Next may be Complexo da Maré, while former druglord “Nem” is pressured to rat on corrupt police and the search is on for traffickers who got away; favela trash pickup is city’s first priority  Government officials have said that Rio … Continue reading

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Pacification fallout: first journalist death (among many others)

While Rio police juggle priorities, violence and fear are still present According to O Globo newspaper, yesterday TV Band cameraman Gelson Domingos da Silva, 46, was the first journalist to die in Rio de Janeiro covering during a shootout between … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro ganha novo chefe de polícia

For Rio gets a new police chief, click here   [ATUALIZAÇÃO: De acordo com uma blogueira com bom acesso  aos acontecimentos policiais, o novo chefe da Polícia Militar, coronel Erir Ribeiro da Costa Filho, acabou de nomear o coronel Rogério … Continue reading

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Rio gets a new police chief

[UPDATE: New police chief Colonel Erir Ribeiro da Costa Filho has reportedly named Colonel Rogério Seabra, head of the military police personnel division, to replace Colonel Robson Rodrigues as commander of the Police Pacification Program. Sources say Colonel Mário Sérgio Duarte’s exit … Continue reading

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A transformação do Rio de Janeiro: uma nova fase

For Rio’s transformation: a new phase, click here Momento delicado As taxas dos crimes almejados pela nova política de segurança pública continuam a cair. Aumenta o número de UPPs, com um salto programado até outubro das atuais 18 para 28 unidades, quando mais … Continue reading

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Rio’s transformation: a new phase

Tricky moment Crimes targeted by the new public safety policy continue to drop. The number of police pacification units continues to grow, with the current eighteen expected to jump to 28 by October, when ten units will set up in … Continue reading

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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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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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Vamos discutir a relação

For Let’s talk about the relationship, click here Sim, temos paz em casa. Mas onde está a atenção e o compromisso, onde estão os serviços urbanos? A dignidade dos cidadãos, diz o Secretário Estadual de de Segurança Pública, José Mariano … 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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