Rio de Janeiro
Municipality in Southeast, Brazil
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Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo
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Catholics attend first mass in Rio since virus lockdown
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Brazilians worry as coronavirus cases surge
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Brazil's coronavirus death toll exceeds the UK's making it the second highest in the world
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Brazil restores COVID-19 data after court ruling
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Suspicion over Brazil's data as COVID-19 deaths rise
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Brazilian Black Lives Matter protests hit the streets
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Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains
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Brazilian artist dedicates mural to virus healthcare workers
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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus
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Graves dug in Rio beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemicBrazilians critical of their government's ambiguous response to a surging coronavirus pandemic dug 100 graves and stuck black crosses in the sand of Rio's Copacabana beach on Thursday in a tribute to..
Rio de Janeiro governor faces impeachment proceedings over graft investigationsA majority of the assembly members of the Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Wednesday to start impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel for alleged graft.
In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly copsThe killing of another black teenager by Rio de Janeiro police last month was, based on the numbers, unremarkable – one of hundreds gunned down every year by some of the world's deadliest cops.
Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemicA Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro's favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in..
Rio looks to reopen as Brazil approaches Italy in coronavirus deathsThe mayor of Rio de Janeiro allowed more than 10,000 street vendors to go back to work on Thursday and Brazil's president pressed for legal action to force local governments to reopen beaches, as the..
Sea turtles appear next to Rio airport thanks to fewer flights amid pandemicSea turtles have been spotted swimming amid garbage next to an airport in Brazil's tourist hotspot of Rio de Janeiro, as the scream of jet engines that would normally keep them away has been largely..
Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probeBrazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as..
Brazil's Rio governor denies wrongdoing in criminal probe; attacks BolsonaroThe governor of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro denied any wrongdoing after the federal police searched his residences in connection with a corruption probe, according to a strongly worded statement on..
Corpse lay on the street in coronavirus-racked Rio for 30 hoursValnir da Silva died on the streets of a poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Saturday. His body lay on the sidewalk for 30 hours, according to relatives and neighbors.
Rio pet delivery brings companionship to Brazilians in isolationThree-year-old Sansa, a black dog with a white spot on her belly, spent nearly a year in a Rio de Janeiro animal shelter before the coronavirus pandemic restricted visitors, making her odds of being..
Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favelaA deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighbourhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.
Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may release tape in police probeBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he is considering releasing a video that sources say shows him explaining that he needs a friendly police chief in Rio de Janeiro to shield his..
On tape, Bolsonaro cites protecting his family in push to swap top Rio cop: sourceBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in an April cabinet meeting that he needed to change Rio de Janeiro's chief of the federal police to protect family members under investigation, a person with..
How an Argentine family quarantines inside a sailboat near Rio de JaneiroConstanza Coll had planned to give up her full-time home aboard a sailboat, currently traveling along the Brazilian coast, in time to give birth to her second child in a public hospital in her native..
Rio police chief swap adds to federal probe of BolsonaroBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, adding to scrutiny from the country's top prosecutor into the right-wing..
Brazil's Bolsonaro confirms his top cop appointee replaced Rio police chiefBrazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, where two of his sons are under investigation.
Rio beach vendor turns to home delivery to beat coronavirus lockdownIn the beach food capital of the world, the coronavirus lockdown has been a killer for vendors who normally slog up and down crowded sands in the baking sun to sell anything from corn on the cob to..
Specter of hunger rises in Brazil as coronavirus wrecks incomesIn a brick warehouse on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, dozens of charity workers filled trucks with bags of beans, rice, flour and other staples to be distributed throughout the Brazilian metropolis'..
Two Brazilian governors test positive for coronavirusTwo Brazilian state governors tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday, in the tourist hotspot of Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon rainforest state of Pará, becoming the latest leaders to get..
Brazil 'Ghostbuster' deep cleans favela streets to fight coronavirusWhen coronavirus hit and tourists stopped coming to Thiago Firmino's Rio de Janeiro favela tour, he decided to act. Unwilling to wait for officials to react, he donned a white suit and set about..
Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversyDespite stay-at-home orders aiming to protect people from the new coronavirus, many of Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches have been buzzing with surfers seeking to catch the season's first big swell.
In Rio de Janeiro, trash collectors struggle to survive as city shuts downDeise Geraldine is one of scores of Rio de Janeiro trash collectors who usually make their living by scavenging bottles and cans left by restaurants and bars at the curb.
Brazil's Maracana stadium tapped to serve as coronavirus hospitalBrazil's Maracana sports complex in Rio de Janeiro, which includes the world famous soccer stadium, will become a temporary hospital to help fight coronavirus, state authorities said on Thursday.
Gangs call curfews as coronavirus hits Rio favelasThe "baile funk" dance parties have been called off. Some open-air drug markets are closed for business. Gangs and militias have imposed strict curfews. Coronavirus is coming, and Rio de Janeiro's..
A Brazilian woman caught coronavirus on vacation. Her maid is now deadLast Monday, housekeeper Cleonice Gonçalves suddenly fell ill while working at an apartment in Leblon, an exclusive neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro tucked between the mountains and the city's famous..
Brazil records seventh coronavirus death, closes land bordersBrazil's coronavirus death toll rose to seven on Thursday, including the first fatalities in tourist hotspot Rio de Janeiro, as Latin America's largest nation closed more borders to visitors and the..
Loud protests ring out in Brazil over Bolsonaro's coronavirus responseLoud protests rang out across Brazilian cities on Wednesday over the far-right president's handling of the mounting coronavirus crisis, with cries of "Get out Bolsonaro" heard in Sao Paulo, Rio de..
Coronavirus outbreak threatens Rio's beloved beach daysMondays are usually slow on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Ipanema beach, but Ana Nunes, who rents parasols and chairs there, said business was down 80% due to the coronavirus outbreak that has prompted..
At least 17 dead in Brazil's southeast due to rainsAt least 17 people have died in southeastern Brazil's since Sunday due to heavy rains in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, authorities said.
Brazil's Bolsonaro gets the Rio samba parade treatmentTop samba "schools" in Brazil's Carnival capital Rio de Janeiro paraded for a second night on Monday, peppering the annual sizzling fusion of music, dance and costume with jabs at the country's..
Bolsonaro and son blast probe of Brazil hit man killed by policeBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son on Tuesday hurled criticism at state authorities investigating the death of an alleged hit man who was suspected of involvement in the murder of a..
Rio braces for coronavirus risk during Carnival partyPreparing for Rio de Janeiro's Carnival, when well over 1 million visitors pour into the "Marvelous City" for round-the-clock revelry, is always a daunting task for city officials.
Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram postWhen marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's national tourism agency typically focuses on the city's world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties. Violent crime is rarely..
Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on 'gay Jesus'Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve, weeks after it launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus as gay.
Rio police arrest seven people, including cop, in Brazil fuel theft gangBrazilian police in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday arrested seven people, including a police officer, and carried out 12 search warrants relating to an investigation into fuel theft, the public..
Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's licenseBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to..
Bolsonaro threatens Brazil's Globo TV over 'villainous' report linking him to murder casePresident Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Wednesday to cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of "villainous journalism" after a report connecting him with a former police..
Brazil justice minister calls for investigation into testimony linking Bolsonaro to murder caseBrazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that he has asked the top public prosecutor to investigate a statement by a Rio de Janeiro doorman that links President Jair Bolsonaro to..
Brazil's Bolsonaro threatens to cancel license of network linking his name to murder casePresident Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he could cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network Globo after it reported an allegation connecting him with a former police officer accused of the..
Brazil police raid Rio hospital to get bullet that killed child -reportBetween 10 and 20 Brazilian police officers swept into a hospital in Rio de Janeiro and demanded doctors hand over a bullet that allegedly killed an 8-year-old girl during a police operation, a..
Brazil prosecutor orders indictments in Rio councilwoman murder caseBrazil's top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators..
Fire at Rio de Janeiro hospital kills at least 10At least 10 people died after flames ripped through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, firefighters said.
At least one dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire: TVAt least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.
Prosecutors appeal against dropping of Air France charges over 2009 crashFrench prosecutors appealed on Friday against a decision by magistrates not to prosecute Air France over the 2009 crash of a passenger aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which all 228 on..
Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurtBrazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined..
Brazil bus hijacker killed by sniper in Rio: policePolice in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus and taken passengers hostage, a spokesman for the Military Police said on Tuesday.
Shots fired after man in Brazil hijacks bus, takes dozens of hostagesAn armed man hijacked a bus in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, taking 37 commuters hostage before freeing six of them, officials and local media said.
Brazilian inmate, who nearly escaped jail dressed as woman, found hangedA Brazilian inmate, whose masked attempt to break out of jail..