Brazil sends 9 000 soldiers to Rio amid security crisis

2017-02-14 20:13

Brazil has deployed 9 000 soldiers in Rio de Janeiro' until February 22, one week before the annual Carnaval celebrations end.

Military police shoot tear gas during violent Rio protest

2017-02-10 10:51

Military police in Rio de Janeiro are shooting tear gas to quell a violent protest outside the state legislature

52 inmates on run after Brazil jailbreak

2017-01-25 06:20

Brazilian police were hunting for 52 inmates who broke out of a jail in the latest unrest to hit the country's overcrowded prisons.

Coelho, local authors slam books seizure in east Libya

2017-01-23 17:02

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho has joined more than 100 Libyan writers and intellectuals in condemning security forces for seizing books deemed "erotic" or anti-Islamic.

Extinction threatens 60% of primates

2017-01-19 18:23

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60% of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.

Fraud probe targets Brazil president's ally

2017-01-14 09:37

Brazilian police have said they launched a major search for evidence in a big fraud probe targeting an ex-minister of President Michel Temer.

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

2017-01-07 12:10

Brazil has been hit by its second grisly prison massacre in a week, as inmates beheaded and mutilated fellow prisoners at a northern jail, leaving 31 dead.

WATCH: 56 killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 60 people were killed in a prison riot in Manaus, Brazil when fighting broke out between rival gangs.

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Man kills 12 relatives at year-end party in Brazil

2017-01-01 21:14

An armed man has stormed a New Year's Eve party in Brazil, fatally shooting his estranged wife and 11 other relatives before taking his own life, reports say.

Police say Greece's ambassador to Brazil killed at Rio home

2016-12-30 21:22

Authorities believe that Greece's ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, a police investigator says.


Brazilian police return to work after strike triggers chaos

2017-02-13 06:07

Several hundred Brazilian police have returned to their patrols after days of strikes that plunged an area into violence during the work stoppage.

Brazil looking for 43 escapees

2017-01-25 22:29

Brazilian authorities are still looking for about 40 inmates who escaped from a so-called semi-open prison

Brazil confirms over 60 yellow fever cases, many fatal

2017-01-24 08:39

Brazilian authorities have confirmed more than 60 cases of yellow fever during the summer rainy season, a sharp rise from just seven the previous year.

New clash erupts at Brazil prison where 26 killed

2017-01-19 19:46

Prisoners are throwing rocks at each other and setting up barriers in the yard of a Brazil prison where 26 inmates were killed in confrontations over the weekend

Prisoners occupy roof of Brazil jail after massacre

2017-01-16 21:23

Dozens of inmates have occupied the roof of a Brazilian jail where the country's latest prison massacre took place.

4 more inmates die in latest Brazil rebellion

2017-01-08 18:33

Four inmates have died in a rebellion at a penitentiary in the city of Manaus as the overall death toll from bloodshed in Brazilian prisons approaches 100.

Smash! This angry dad throws huge rock at beach-driving car

2017-01-04 07:30

How far would you go to protect your children? An angry father was captured throwing a huge rock at a passing vehicle in an attempt to stop the car from driving along a beach in Brazil.

At least 60 killed in Brazil prison riot

2017-01-02 22:17

At least 60 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil's Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs.

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by wife's cop lover - police

2016-12-31 09:32

Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered in a plot hatched by his Brazilian wife and her police officer lover, who confessed to the crime, police officials in Rio de Janeiro say.

Brazil police interrogate missing Greek envoy's wife

2016-12-30 17:32

Brazilian police have interrogated the wife of missing Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis after his burned-out rental car was found with a body inside.

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