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A pedestrian-filled street in São Paulo.

Trying to Understand Brazil’s 20% Homicide Rate Decline

Brazil is the world’s murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is ...

Protesting against reform of Social Security - Rovena Rosa/ABr

Brazil Gives Up Reforming Social Security Under Popular Pressure

The Political Affairs Minister Carlos Marun said today that the bill intended to overhaul ...

A gang of 16 dug a sophisticated 600-meter tunnel equipped with lights.

Brazil Police Foil What Would Be World’s Biggest Bank Robbery Ever

A criminal gang dug a 600-meter (2000-foot) tunnel in an attempt to rob 1 ...

Pau D'Arco massacre

Thirteen Policemen Involved in Massacre of 10 Peasants Are Arrested in Brazil

Thirteen police officers have been detained for allegedly participating in a recent massacre that ...

Trash in the state of Ceará - Photo: Maristela Crispim

The Billions Stolen by Brazilian Politicians Are Hurting the Country’s Poorest

Brazil is currently facing its worst recession in decades while corruption allegations consume the ...

A crack addict in Brazil - Photo: Bruno Kelly

São Paulo’s Answer to Drugs: Police, Tractors and Forced Treatment

Last Sunday, São Paulo authorities dramatically deployed a “new” approach to dealing with drug ...