The move by Jair Bolsonaro pleased his base, but critics say it will worsen an already high crime rate.
Echoing Trump, the new leader has swung his country right with a string of showy flourishes and signaled even bolder acts to come.
Crime in Rio could mark an early test for Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his law-and-order promises.
The move by Brazil’s new president was seen as a blow for groups seeking to protect the world’s largest rain forest from further development.
The former army captain has promised radical measures to cut soaring crime and widespread corruption.
The incoming president wants Brazil to be the U.S.’s main ally in containing leftist ideologies and Chinese influence in the Americas. That approach comes with risks.
Poetry slams have evolved into politicized gatherings for people worried about the incoming president’s policies.
Suicides are now the fourth-biggest cause of death among young people in Brazil. But depression and suicide are still considered taboo subjects
The shooting is one of the country’s worst in recent history and comes as Brazil considers loosening gun laws.
A police investigation discovered the gang using unusual tactics to boost its numbers as it targets rivals.