Rio electoral shock heralds police crackdown

Rio electoral shock heralds police crackdown

If the national polling agencies and analysts got Brazil’s presidential election wrong, their failings were even worse in Rio de Janeiro State. After the first-round vote on 7 October, the leading candidate was the right-wing, law-and-order candidate Wilson...
Gomes calls to expropriate offshore oil leases

Gomes calls to expropriate offshore oil leases

Ciro Gomes — third among eligible candidates in presidential polls and one of four candidates who is believed to have a fair chance at winning October elections — has said that he would move to expropriate the giant pre-salt offshore oil leases sold to foreign...
Rio militia war with authorities engulfs the city

Rio militia war with authorities engulfs the city

An expanding crack-down by the police and army against Rio de Janeiro’s powerful and violent militias has led to surges in open armed conflict and retaliatory killings. The result is that the city’s major streets and highways have been blocked, and public spaces and...