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Drug gangs in Brazil’s favelas enforce coronavirus lockdown

Published in Financial Times By Robert Muggah With president Jair Bolsonaro dismissing the pandemic as “sniffles” and criticising regional lockdown measures, the country’s drug gangs and paramilitary groups have stepped in to enforce social distancing to combat the spread of coronavirus. “Whoever is caught on

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bloomberg
International

Coronavirus Feeds on Latin America’s Political Gap

Published in Bloomberg By Robert Muggah At midnight on March 17, Paraguay closed down the Friendship Bridge to Brazil. It was the first time in more than half a century that traffic stopped on the emblematic land link between the two South American neighbors, where

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International

Drug gangs in Brazil’s favelas enforce coronavirus lockdown

Published in Financial Times By Robert Muggah With president Jair Bolsonaro dismissing the pandemic as “sniffles” and criticising regional lockdown measures, the country’s drug gangs and paramilitary groups have stepped in to enforce social distancing to combat the spread of coronavirus. “Whoever is caught on

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International

What We Can Learn From COVID-19 about Pandemics and Resilient Cities

Published in The Chicago Council By Robert Muggah As COVID-19 spreads around the world, non-resident senior fellow on global cities Robert Muggah shares his insights into the spread and impact of pandemics, why they are becoming more common, and how cities can help minimize threats

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International

These countries are doing the best and worst jobs fighting coronavirus

Published in USA Today By Robbert Muggah The majority of global public health experts believe that countries need to act quickly and decisively to reduce what Robbert Muggah, a leading Brazil-based risk and security specialist, said “represents the most significant threat to population health and

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International

Which Factors Are Lowering Brazil’s Homicide Rate?

Homicides in Brazil are projected to have fallen 16 percent in 2019 as compared to the previous year, although Latin America’s most populous nation still had more than 41,000 murders, the highest total number in the region

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Digital Security in the Media

Brazil’s Data Protection Paradox

After years of procrastination, Brazil has finally adopted comprehensive data protection legislation. In mid-2018, the government approved Law 13.709, known by its Portuguese acronym, LGPD.

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International

New Data Points to Staggering Violence in the Amazon

They came looking for gold. Earlier this year, several dozen unauthorized prospectors, or garimpeiros as they are known in Portuguese, invaded a 1.4 million acre indigenous reserve in Brazil’s remote northern state of Amapá.

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Digital Security in the Media

Why the cities of the future are ‘cellular’

We are facing a climate emergency. More than 11,000 of the world’s scientists and successive reports issued by the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change say the evidence of human-induced global warming is irrefutable.

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International

What explains Brazil’s homicide decline?

Brazil is the world’s murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is why it was big news when the country’s minister of justice recently announced that homicide rates fell by over 20 percent in 2019 compared to the same period last year.

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International

Promoting Women’s Safety in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 2019 (IPS) – Every year, over 12,000 women are killed in Latin America. The region is plagued by extremely high levels of violence, and a vacuum of state power persists.

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International

Gun makers at defense fair seek opening of Brazil market

Gun makers and military industry companies from all over the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro for Latin America’s largest defense and security fair Tuesday, hoping to benefit from Brazil’s new far-right administration and President Jair Bolsonaro’s vow to loosen gun laws.

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International

BBC World News

Robert Muggah, diretor de pesquisa do Igarapé, falou à BBC sobre mudanças climáticas e sua influência na violência.

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