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Brazil sends Thousands of reinforcements to stem violence in Rio de Janeiro

July 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Brazil sends Thousands of reinforcements to stem violence in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian marines are seen in front of armored personnel carriers (APC) at the Museum of Tomorrow area in the portuary zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of reinforcements have been deployed to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in an attempt […]

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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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Brazil’s army sends troops to streets of Rio de Janeiro

February 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Brazil’s army sends troops to streets of Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian army troops begin patrolling the streets of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, January 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Brazil’s Defense Ministry has dispatched troops into the streets of Rio de Janeiro to maintain security as the country’s second largest city prepares for a mass carnival amid anti-austerity protests […]

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Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Rio de Janeiro

February 1, 2017 10:00 pm
Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Rio de Janeiro

Civil servants protesting against austerity measures in front of the Rio de Janeiro State Legislative Assembly clash with riot police, in Rio de Janeiro, brazil, on February 1, 2017.<br />VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP Brazilian riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday to break up […]

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Brazilian police join anti-austerity rally in Rio de Janeiro

December 21, 2016 7:41 pm
Brazilian police join anti-austerity rally in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian police and public sector employees in Rio de Janeiro have staged a rally to protest against the government’s austerity plan which won the Senate’s endorsement last week. On Tuesday, workers rallied outside the state legislative assembly. The protesters were particularly angry at the approval of a controversial amendment to […]

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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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