Latest Law enforcement in Brazil Stories

2006-08-23 18:56:32

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Wednesday sentenced the first of five police officers charged with murdering 29 people in a massacre in Rio de Janeiro to a long prison term -- a rare ruling in a country where police have often acted with impunity.

2006-07-05 15:52:10

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police occupied two Rio de Janeiro slums on Wednesday in search of a drug kingpin suspected of ordering a massacre of up to 18 people whose bodies had been dumped on Rio streets this week.

2006-06-26 14:02:15

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police gunned down 13 suspects in two clashes in Sao Paulo state on Monday, saying the actions prevented a new round of attacks similar to a wave of gangster violence last month in which nearly 200 people were killed.

2006-02-16 12:59:11

By Carolina Schwartz SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Human rights groups reacted with dismay on Thursday to a Brazilian court's decision to absolve the commander of a police squad that killed more than 100 convicts in a notorious 1992 prison massacre.

2005-08-22 16:43:14

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police in Rio de Janeiro killed five suspected drug traffickers, including a 15-year-old, during a shootout in one of the crime-ridden city's slums, authorities said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.