The Brazilian councilwoman—recognized for her advocacy against police brutality, sexual violence, and racial inequality, and for championing women’s and LGBTQ rights—was shot dead on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
The slashing of the security budget for Rio has raised doubts over the city’s ability to guarantee the safety of visitors to the Games, as well as its ability to deal with potential terrorist attacks.
The authorities claim that the drop in homicides to their lowest level since 1991 is largely due to a special favela policing strategy, though others say more attention is also needed to shocking levels of police brutality, including a string of...
With cops watching fellow officers dying and receiving regular criticism for brutality and excessive force, an internal police study in one of the city's dangerous areas finds nearly a third of officers are suffering from anxiety-related conditions.
Violence erupted over a popular TV dancer reportedly killed by Brazilian police in a favela near the Copacabana beach on Tuesday.
I have been in all kinds of crazy situations in my life, but I am always afraid of going to the Maré. Last time I was there I got stuck in the middle of a crowd of people running for cover as a machine gun was discharged directly outside the doorway of...