Price for Service at Centaurus in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

According to a report in the New York Times, the entry fee to enter famous brothel Centaurus in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is about $60. Women customers are not allowed into the club. When men enter the brothel after paying the door fee, they must remove their clothing and wear a white bathrobe and flip-flops… Continue reading Price for Service at Centaurus in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Arms Trafficking in Brazil as of 2013

Latest figures from criminal justice programs regarding the illegal arms trade in Brazil estimate that there are between 16 to 17 million firearms in circulation in the country. Out of the total number of firearms, 5.4 million guns are legally licensed to citizens, 2.2 million are held by security forces, and 9.5 million guns are… Continue reading Arms Trafficking in Brazil as of 2013

Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

In a study of global commercial truck drivers, nearly half of drivers tested postive to using alcohol when driving, and 30 percent used amphetamines to stay awake during long trips. The study conducted by the Universidada Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that the number of users varied widely by country. In Brazil, 91 percent… Continue reading Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

Price of a High Class Escort in Brazil

Security investigators in Brazil broke up a high-end prostitution ring that was employing cover girls and models who were regularly appearing on television. These women were providing sexual services to businessmen and politicians in Europe and Africa. The women were believed to have been paid as much as $100,000 a week for their services. They… Continue reading Price of a High Class Escort in Brazil

Illegal Logging in the Amazon between 2011 and 2012

Based on satellite images from environmental agencies, Brazilian based NGO Imazon reports that 78 percent of logging that took place between August 2011 and July 2012 was illegal. Nearly 122,337 hectares of rainforest in Brazil was illegally logged during the time frame. The amount of illegal logging that took place was 151 percent higher than… Continue reading Illegal Logging in the Amazon between 2011 and 2012

Number of Guns in Brazil

Security officials in Brazil report that there are 15 million weapons and firearms in circulation within the country. Roughly half,  or 7.6 million guns, are illegally held. In 2011, the murder rate in Brazil was 27.4 murders per 100,000 residents. The rate was 134 percent higher than the 11.7 per 100,000 in 1980. 1.2 million… Continue reading Number of Guns in Brazil

Prison Gang Racketeering Profits in Brazil

The PCC (First Command of the Capital), a criminal organization in Brazil, makes $60 Million a year through drug trafficking and other racketeering activities. Based on data collected from various criminal justice programs, a report found that the crime syndicate has over 11,000 members with 6,000 in prison. The leaders of the group operate out… Continue reading Prison Gang Racketeering Profits in Brazil

Human Trafficking in Brazil for First Six Months of 2013

Security agencies in Brazil registered 263 cases of human trafficking in the first half of 2013. The number of cases reported was 1,500 percent higher than the 17 human trafficking cases reported in the first half of 2012. 170 cases between January to June 2013 involved foreign nationals being trafficked into Brazil, while 90 cases… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Brazil for First Six Months of 2013

Human Trafficking in Bolivia

In the first seven months of 2013, security agencies in Bolivia reported 243 cases of human trafficking. Most of the trafficking victims were women and children. Officials stated that most of the victims were being trafficked to Brazil. (Price of human trafficking victims when sold on the black market.) Source:  “Over 240 Human Trafficking Cases… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Bolivia

Number of Missing Persons in Brazil

During the time span of 2007 to September 2013, the Institute of Public Safety reported that up to 35,000 people went missing in the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Security analysts and human rights organizations claim that the numbers are vague and that corrupt police agencies in the city do not actively investigate… Continue reading Number of Missing Persons in Brazil