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Brazil: – Trigger happy' military police kill hundreds as Rio prepares for Olympic coun…

Posted on: Aug 4 2015 - 3:15pm | #0
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Military police in Rio de Janeiro who seem to follow a “shoot first, ask questions later” strategy are contributing to a soaring homicide rate but are rarely investigated and brought to justice, Amnesty International said as it published exclusive statistics and analysis ahead of the one-year countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The report “You killed my son: Killings by military police in Rio de Janeiro” reveals that nearly 16% of the total homicides registered in the city in the last five years took place at the hands of on-duty police officers – 1,519 in total. Panama News from the source by our autoblog. Click here to go to the source media......

Brazil police arrest Lula minister in bribery scandal

Brazilian federal police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers’ Party to be detained so far in a corruption … Article fetched from the source by our autoblog. Click here to read the full article......

Posted on: Aug 4 2015 - 3:00pm | #0
In: Brazil Sun
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1 in 6 killings in Rio de Janeiro are by on-duty police

More than 1,500 victims were killed by officers and in one favela community, nine out of 10 killings were illegal executions by police in which four of the victims were already injured or had … Article fetched from the source by our autoblog. Click here to read the full article......


Brazilian Police Arrest Lula Minister in Bribery Scandal

Posted on: Aug 4 2015 - 2:59pm | #0
In: Brazil Sun
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CURITIBA, BRAZIL – Brazilian federal police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers’ Party to be detained so far in a … Article fetched from the source by our autoblog. Click here to read the full article......