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Rio Real: Brazil Struggles with Next Phase of UPP Program

Yes, there’s peace in the house. But where’s the attention, the commitment, where are the services? Dignity for citizens, says Rio de Janeiro State Public Safety...
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Governor: Rio de Janeiro Almost Free From Gang Rule

In a May 13 interview with Infobae America, the governor of Rio de Jaineiro says that the city is almost pacified, after a string of operations against drug...
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Haitians Smuggled into Brazil Via Drug Routes

Brazil's authorities are concerned about the increasing number of refugees from Haiti flooding into the country, traveling over routes more commonly used for drug...
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The Comeback of Suriname’s ‘Narco-President’

The president of the tiny Caribbean nation Suriname has been charged with murder, convicted of drug trafficking, and accused of leading an international drug...
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Prison No Problem for Rio’s Militia Leaders

One of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest paramilitary leaders is still commanding his group from prison, according to reports. This calls into question the effectiveness of...
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Brazil Red Command ‘Members’ Arrested in Paraguay

Paraguay captured five alleged members of Brazilian gang Red Command (Comando Vermelho), a sign of Brazil's organized crime stretching out into the neighboring...
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Obama’s Visit to Rio ‘Favela’ Highlights Security Strategy

On his first visit to Latin America, President Barack Obama has scheduled a visit to Rio de Janeiro's most famous 'favela,' or shantytown, Cidade de Deus, a nod...
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Video – Journalist in Rio Talks about Obama’s Visit

InSight Co-director Steven Dudley spoke with Taylor Barnes, a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, about U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Brazil and...
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RawFeed: Inside a Rio Favela’s Walls, Prejudices

The Brazil that President Barack Obama will visit in the coming days is one that is being torn asunder by drug trafficking and violence. Akin to the violence that...