Archives for the month of: May, 2013



Just the truth.



A man died with a shot in his head during the Cultural Turn in São Paulo. Elias Martins Moraes, 19 years old, was the victim of robbery followed by death. The police also confirmed the death of Jonatan Nascimento, 21 years old, victim of orvedose. But there are other victims of gunshots and also numerous reports of thefts of mobile and violent acts.

Around midnight, bandits formed a corridor and simulated the beginning of a fight, and then hold people within the corridor and rob them. The action took place 10 meters from a military police base, which the police claimed could not leave. Photographers also reported the rescue of a young man who was stabbed during a robbery. According to a police officer, this was not the only case of assault with a knife.

The police received reports of theft, robbery and victims of trawlers. Around 4:30 am, 100 people awaiting fulfillment. The 2nd District Police is operating above capacity.  From the outside, 15 vehicles housed offenders detained, who also spread the sidewalk, under the supervision of the police.

Among the victims on site, the Peruvian Eddy Robinzon had injuries after being assaulted by two men. One was caught red-handed and the other managed to escape. Besides him, about 20 people waited from 23h to record police report.

In Community Based Mobile Military Police mounted at the event, there were 150 incidents of robberies, thefts and assaults. A person came to be taken to the Santa House after getting knocked to the base after taking a blow to the head. The officer who was on duty said that most offenders are eventually free because there are no victims to do recognition in police stations.

The Holy House of Mercy, also faces overcrowding due to the Cultural Turn. The site received more than 20 victims of stab wounds, including five cases of gunshot wounds during fights, and one resulted in death.


More than 20 Islamic extremists connected to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups are using Brazil as a base to hide, raise money or plan attacks, according to leaked documents.

With preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro well under way, security experts have expressed fears that terrorists are “taking advantage” of weaknesses in the country’s laws.

Brazil has not passed any specific anti-terrorism legislation, does not recognize Hizbollah or Hamas as terrorist groups and disbanded the Federal Police’s anti-terrorism service in 2009.

Veja, a weekly news magazine, has had access to reports compiled by the service as well as documents about the terrorist threat sent to Brazil by the FBI, CIA, Interpol and the US Treasury.

It says the papers show 21 men linked to Islamic extremist groups including al-Qaeda, have been using Brazil for various purposes including controlling inflows of money and planning attacks.

They include Khaled Hussein Ali, who was born in Lebanon but now lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, from where he runs an internet cafe.

However, according to Veja he is also in control of an online communications arm of al-Qaeda called Jihad Media Battalion, which has a presence in 17 countries around the world and spreads communications from al-Qaeda leaders as well as publicising attacks.

Another of those named is Mohsen Rabbani, an Iranian wanted by Interpol as the suspected architect of bombings on Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the 1990s that killed 114 people.

According to the documents, he frequently slips in and out of Brazil on a false passport and has recruited at least 24 youngsters in three Brazilian states to attend “religious formation” classes in Tehran.

“Without anybody noticing, a generation of of Islamic extremists is appearing in Brazil,” said Alexandre Camanho de Assis, who co-ordinates Brazil’s network of public prosecutors across 13 states.

The papers also show that the US Treasury described the poorly policed Tri-border area, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet, as a “financial artery” for Hizbollah.

Daniel Lorenz, a former head of the Federal Police’s intelligence department and now Security Secretary for the Federal District, that includes the capital Brasilia, warned that Brazil risks being caught out.

“The terrorists are taking advantage of the fragility of Brazilian legislation,” he said.

R U kiddin’ me?

“We broke the windows ‘cause people was in panic”, says SP Metro user

The red line is the way to go for anyone who goes to the stadium. This line is saturated a long time ago. This week happened a chaos on a train after a system failure, with passengers confined.

“I was there when the problem happened. The subway stopped. The system air conditioning is turned off. And there was no service speaker,” said one user.

The people pressed the emergency buttons to open doors, but without success. “We broke the windows with kicks to leave because there were people sick. Saw at least four passengers breathless.” He reported.

There were about 300 people in the car in which he was. All people “breathing the same air.”

The passenger reported that a group of four men broke all emergency buttons of the car and tried to opened the door. Then the doors opened the passengers walked along the tracks of railway.