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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...