Headlines published within a two-month span (March and April 2003) in the Jornal da Tarde, one of São Paulo, Brazil’s main dailies. Compiled and translated by Alexandra Forbes.
Anonymous gunman does “justice” and disappears
3,000 Army soldiers to patrol Rio streets during Carnival
Judge executed in Espírito Santo
In São Paulo, 20 homicides in just 12 hours
Judge’s assassin may have been assassinated
Twenty minutes of gunfire. And the suburbs become another Iraq.
President Lula: “We will win this war”
Small farm was cover for cocaine-refining plant
Army artillery found in Beira-Mar slum
Four hostages in new prison mutiny
Pregnant woman is shot during gunfire exchange on the expressway
Priest held hostage by three thieves after Mass
In the luggage, 4,000 endangered animals
Woman seven months pregnant executed, baby survives
[TV anchorwoman] Glória Maria escapes unscathed from robbery. The weapon: a rat.
Chopped-up body found in the Billings dam
Federal police: “We will hit criminals where it hurts: the pocketbook”
Policeman shoots himself in front of the Palace
Criminals hold 50 hostages in office building
[State governor] Alckmin receives threats from organized crime
Government wants to organize a movement against violence
Drug traffickers order businesses in Tijuca neighbourhood to close
Truck holding twenty-one tons of stolen dynamite parades through São Paulo
Killed by a cop. For being shirtless.
PCC mob already controls 90% of São Paulo’s prison inmates
Drug traffickers threaten to rescue boss from prison
Widow returns to the crime scene. And she cries.