All About Brazil

BRAZIL / 25 FEB 2011

As the Rio de Janeiro security forces continue moving community policing units into slums long controlled by criminal gangs, InSight brings an on-the-ground view about what the "pacification" process looks…

BRAZIL / 18 FEB 2011

Rio de Janeiro has named its first female police chief after a purge of the city's civil force revealed widespread corruption, as the struggle continues to pacify the favelas before…

BRAZIL / 14 FEB 2011

A blogger in Rio de Janeiro gives an on-the-ground view of some of the security advances in the the city's favelas, even as other problems – a still-powerful drug trafficker…

BOLIVIA / 2 FEB 2011

The Brazilian and Bolivian police are starting joint anti-drug operations, an acknowledgement of the scale of the cross border problem, perhaps heralding a new direction for the Bolivians, who have…

BRAZIL / 5 JAN 2011

A Colombian drug trafficker told Brazilian police of a plan to kidnap former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's son.

BRAZIL / 4 JAN 2011

An editorial published Monday outlines the imminent collapse of Brazil's penitentiary system that cannot keep up with the higher number of Civil Police (PC) and Military Police (PM) arrests, as…

BRAZIL / 8 DEC 2010

InSight Crime translates and reprints parts of an interview Argentina's Página 12 did recently with Tarso Genro, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, and former justice minister for…

BOLIVIA / 6 DEC 2010

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the fight against drug trafficking.

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2010

In a cable sent to the US Embassy in Asunción, released by WikiLeaks, US officials outline the "need" to obtain information about Islamic militant activity, its connections to organized crime…

BRAZIL / 27 NOV 2010

Brazil's police and military are continuing their crackdown on Rio's powerful organized criminal gangs.

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

A recent report by Bandeirantes TV explores how the Brazilian military police are trying to retake the "favelas" in Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

Brazil sent troops and tanks into poor neighborhoods to help reinforce police units whose battles this week against criminal gangs have left 23 dead, numerous buses and cars destroyed, and…

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