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Brazilian demonstrators at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach demand President Michel Temer’s resignation

May 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Brazilian demonstrators at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach demand President Michel Temer’s resignation

Demonstrators chant during a protest against Brazilian President Michel Temer calling for a new presidential election, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Demonstrators gathered at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach on Sunday for a rally against Brazilian President Michel Temer that will […]

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Civil servants, police clash in Brazil’s Rio over austerity plans

December 7, 2016 3:36 pm
Civil servants, police clash in Brazil’s Rio over austerity plans

Mounted riot police officers in Brazil are seen during a protest by civil servants against austerity measures, outside the Rio de Janeiro state assembly, December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of Brazilian civil servant protesters have engaged in violent clashes with police forces at a rally against proposed government […]

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Skin-baring Rio chooses conservative bishop Marcelo Crivella as mayor

October 31, 2016 5:56 am
Skin-baring Rio chooses conservative bishop Marcelo Crivella as mayor

Marcelo Crivella, bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, has been chosen Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. Photo / AP Known to the world for its skin-baring beach culture and exuberant Carnival parades, Rio de Janeiro overwhelmingly chose an evangelical bishop as a mayor today, signalling a […]

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Brazil football legend Carlos Alberto laid to rest in Rio De Janeiro

October 27, 2016 11:15 am
Brazil football legend Carlos Alberto laid to rest in Rio De Janeiro

Farewell to the old captain. Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Rio De Janeiro to pay tribute to the Brazilian football legend Carlos Alberto, who died at the age of 72, after suffering a heart attack. Former capitan of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning team, Carlos Alberto Torres, is buried at […]

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President Vladimir Putin censures ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio 2016 Games

August 25, 2016 6:00 pm
President Vladimir Putin censures ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio 2016 Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during an awards ceremony for Russia’s Olympians at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, August 25, 2016. (AP photo) President Vladimir Putin has lashed out against the ban on Russian Paralympians from Rio de Janeiro, saying the move is immoral and inhumane. Speaking to […]

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US swimmers leave Rio Olympics to jeering crowds

August 20, 2016 2:17 am
US swimmers leave Rio Olympics to jeering crowds

American swimmers Gunnar Bentz (C) and Jack Conger (L) leave the police station at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport after being detained on the plane that would travel back to the US. (AFP photo) The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has apologized to Brazil after four US swimmers retracted their […]

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US Olympics swimmers held for questioning in Rio

August 18, 2016 6:29 pm
US Olympics swimmers held for questioning in Rio

US swimmer Ryan Lochte holding a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, two days ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP photo) Four US Olympic swimmers have been accused by Brazilian authorities of lying about a robbery incident to hide a dispute over a damaged […]

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Rio’s ‘wall of shame’ between its slums and Olympic image

July 24, 2016 1:00 pm
Rio’s ‘wall of shame’ between its slums and Olympic image

Residents watch as police work a crime scene where a man was murdered in a Rio favela. Photo / AP On one side of the wall are the bright, new, welcoming Olympic facades for Rio 2016. On the other, a drug den guarded by armed traffickers. As the first of […]

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