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News Brazil » People: Brazil has committed to an 'extreme measure' to combat crime in Rio — and it could be a model for the rest of the country

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/brazil-has-committed-to-an-extreme-measure-to-combat-crime-in-rio-%e2%80%94-and-it-could-be-a-model-for-the-rest-of-the-country/ar-BBJquq3
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

"I know it's an extreme measure but many times Brazil requires extreme measures to put things in order." Gangs have "virtually taken over" Rio's metropolitan area, home to 12 million of the state's 17 million people, Temer said. The state's governor will ...

News Brazil » People: Brazil’s Congress approves military intervention in Rio

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/brazils-congress-approves-military-intervention-in-rio/2018/02/20/193b5112-16b6-11e8-930c-45838ad0d77a_story.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Brazil’s lower house approved the measure early Tuesday and ... and searched everyone leaving or entering during the morning commute. By Tuesday evening, 11 people had been detained and six guns, six grenades and a large quantity of drugs had been ...

News Brazil » People: Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/rio-laboratory-solving-brazil-crime-crisis-article-1.3829882
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Rio de Janeiro isn't the most dangerous state in Brazil: In terms of violent intentional killings per 100,000 people, it ranked 11th in 2016. But Rio is in many ways Brazil's face to the world and carries major weight within the country as home to much of ...

News Brazil » People: Brazil records 545 yellow fever cases, 164 deaths

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazil-records-545-yellow-fever-cases-164-deaths-214618217.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry has recorded 545 cases of yellow fever as the outbreak continues to expand. The ministry said Wednesday that 164 people have died. The cases numbers in the current outbreak initially lagged far behind those of ...

News Brazil » People: LUA Brazilian Cheese Bread: Farmers Market Booth of the Week

News channel or source: http://baylorlariat.com/2018/02/19/lua-brazilian-cheese-bread-farmers-market-booth-of-the-week/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

I don’t see anybody on the streets.’ Whereas in Brazil, everybody is on the street talking to people, making friendships all the time,” Rick Decarvalho said. “That’s exactly why I love coming to the market — not only to sell cheese bread or ...

News Brazil » People: Brazil: Security Intervention in Rio Passes Vote in Lower House

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-Security-Intervention-in-Rio-Passes-Vote-in-Lower-House-20180220-0015.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Vagner Freitas, president of the Unified Workers' Central, or CUT, said the people of Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere in Brazil, do not need a “military intervention,” but a “social intervention,” one that expands and improves public education ...

News Brazil » People: Brazil's 'What a Shot' Music Video Stirs Debate Amid Violent Crime Wave

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/brazil-what-shot-music-video-debate-violent-crime-wave/4263476.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

On Friday, Brazil's government ordered the army to take over command ... In a population of around 210 million people, the government recorded 59,080 gun deaths in 2015, putting it in the top 10 World Bank list of the most murderous countries.

News Brazil » People: Amid escalating violence, Brazil’s army takes command

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/video/2018/02/16/amid-escalating-violence-brazils-army-ta?videoId=401833660
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Brazil’s federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, who have “virtually taken over” Rio’s metropolitan area of 12 million people ...

News Brazil » People: Brazil Mounts a Campaign Against Fake News

News channel or source: http://www.wral.com/brazil-mounts-a-campaign-against-fake-news/17350104/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

“The elections in Brazil are a priority for us, and we have been taking a series of steps to make sure our platform gives people a voice, encourages civic engagement and helps strengthen democracy,” a press officer for Facebook said in an emailed ...

News Brazil » People: Brazilian rule changes may allow telecoms firms to unload assets

News channel or source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/20/reuters-america-brazilian-rule-changes-may-allow-telecoms-firms-to-unload-assets.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Under Brazil's current rules, five companies - Telefonica Brasil ... while close to a quarter of its 179,000 pay phones suffer some sort of vandalism each month. "People don't use them, but if we don't fix them, we get fined," Tapias said.