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.

Brazil's indebted states dealt blow a Temer vetoes relief

2016-12-29 14:07

The Brazilian finance ministry has said that the president had decided to veto the provisions that would have largely exempted states from cost-cutting measures.

Brazil's Odebrecht, Braskem pay record fine in bribery case

2016-12-22 17:01

Scandal-plagued Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and petrochemical affiliate Braskem have agreed to pay a record $3.5bn to settle a vast international bribery case.

Bolivian official breaks silence on Colombia plane crash

2016-12-09 07:20

A Bolivian official who signed off on the flight plan for a chartered aircraft that crashed in the Andes is breaking her silence and accusing her bosses of trying to stage a cover-up

Political twists and turns dominate SA media coverage

2016-12-04 20:46

Various stories covering the political aftermath of the State Capture report grabbed headlines across South Africa this week, ROi Africa reports.


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.

Greek ambassador to Brazil missing

2016-12-29 18:00

Greece's ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, has gone missing while vacationing with his family near Rio de Janeiro, police say.

Brothel client kills 6 people in jealous rage

2016-12-24 12:27

A customer at a Brazilian brothel went into a jealous rage and killed six people when he was told the prostitute he wanted was with another man, authorities have said.

INFOGRAPHIC: 2016 - The year that was

2016-12-16 08:27

From Donald Trump's victory to Brexit and the onslaught on Syria's Aleppo, here is a snapshot of ten stories that dominated the news in 2016.

Colombia air crash survivor says there was no time to react

2016-12-05 20:59

One of the survivors of the plane crash in the Andes said the passengers of the chartered flight had no idea their aircraft was running out of gas before it slammed into a mountainside.

Colombia crash: Plane may have run out of fuel

2016-12-01 06:02

Colombia is investigating what made a charter plane crash into its northwestern mountains, killing 71 people.

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