Brazilian favela in Rio

    Vigilante Groups in Brazil Trump Drug Gangs and Become Rio’s New Authority

    The push of vigilante groups in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (shantytowns) in the last ...

    Rio's militiamen

    Brazil: Two Ex-Cops Get 31 Years in Jail for Torturing Journalists

    Two Brazilian former police officers  were convicted for being part of the militia that ...

    Suspect policeman Odnei Fernando da Silva

    Brazilian Policeman Suspect of Torturing Journalists Surrenders

    A Brazilian civilian police inspector who is accused of heading the militia that kidnapped ...

    Police at work at Favela da Maré, in Rio, Brazil

    Now You Can Buy Protection in Brazil from Police-Linked Militias

    Militias formed by police, ex-police officers, firemen, prison workers, and military personnel have expelled ...