Rio de Janeiro deploys police mega-operation to “recover” favela

Rio de Janeiro deploys police mega-operation to “recover” favela

Hundreds of policemen were deployed this Wednesday in the favela of Jacarezinho to “regain” control of that territory stalked by criminal groups, where last May the deadliest police operation in the history of Rio de Janeiro was carried out. From very early on, 1,200 heavily armed police officers entered that neighborhood in the north of … Read more

Brazil cancels Rio de Janeiro Carnival parades due to COVID-19 increase

Brazil cancels Rio de Janeiro Carnival parades due to COVID-19 increase

Rio de Janeiro canceled street parades and parties during its world famous Carnival of Brazil for the second year due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 and the threat of the arrival of the variant of the Omicron coronavirus, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. However, the spectacular parade of Rio’s samba schools, which the … Read more