Rio's milicia

    In Rio, 95% of Favelas Are Controlled by Drug Lords and Police-Connected Thugs

    Postcard-pretty Rio, in Brazil, is pockmarked with favelas (slums). More than a thousand of ...

    Marcelo Freixo

    Threatened with Death Rio’s Assemblyman Flees Brazil to Undisclosed European Country

    Brazilian Marcelo Freixo, a high-profile state assemblyman in Rio de Janeiro, who investigated criminal ...