BRAZIL: Rio Police Set Record for Killings in 2019

Photo: Military Police walk through a favela on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro By Felipe Vera According to a report from the Institute of Public Security, in the first 10 months of 2019 the police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have been responsible for the death of at least 1,546 people, surpassing 2018’s count of 1,534, and making it the highest since the state … Continue reading BRAZIL: Rio Police Set Record for Killings in 2019

BRAZIL: Police Murder Child in Rio de Janeiro, Hundreds Protest in Favelas

Photo: Hundreds protest the police murder of 8-year-old Agatha Felix in Rio de Janeiro By Jakob Stein The night of August 20, the Military Police (PM) shot and killed 8-year-old Agatha Felix in the Fazendinha slum, in Complexo do Alemão, north zone of Rio de Janeiro. She was shot while riding in a van with her grandmother on her way home by a member of … Continue reading BRAZIL: Police Murder Child in Rio de Janeiro, Hundreds Protest in Favelas

Brazil: People’s Struggles Unite around the 23 Activists

By Ed Dalton On Tuesday, 8/14/18 a massive demonstration was held in Rio de Janeiro for the 23 activists sentenced up to 13 years in prison for their involvement in the protests against the FIFA World Cup in 2013 and 2014. Under the slogan “it’s not just for the 23 but for everyone who struggles”, they demanded the right to protest, coming out against military … Continue reading Brazil: People’s Struggles Unite around the 23 Activists