Arquivo - Tag: Violence

Rio’s police ‘pacification’ program on the defensive

Drug crime has returned to some of the favelas taken over by Rio’s police in recent years, putting the ‘pacification’ program under further scrutiny. Escalating violence and accusations of human rights abuses indicate police forces may be losing control. One resident group questions the wisdom of trying to resolve the problem with more military force.(…)

Terror in Brazil’s prisons

A gruesome video recently released is only one example of a penitentiary system often dominated by medieval conditions and shocking violence, Dom Phillips reports, and quasi-feudal political arrangements in the state of Maranh√£o have done little to improve the system there. By Dom Phillips It cannot have been an easy decision for this newspaper to(…)