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Rio de Janeiro samba schools delay 2021 Carnival parade over coronavirus

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 10:35 GMT

Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro decided on Thursday to delay Brazil’s most famous Carnival parade that would normally have been held in February 2021.

Flamengo fire victims were all aged between 14 and 17

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 - 05:11 GMT

The bodies of the 10 victims of a fire that ravaged accommodation for youth players at Rio club Flamengo have been identified, Brazilian media reported on Saturday, saying all were between 14 and 17.

Brazil exit polls point to wave of support for right-winger

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 02:30 GMT

Early exit polls in Brazil boosted hopes among supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro that he could defy projections and win a first-round victory.

Preliminary report: 700 Egyptian artifacts destroyed in Brazil museum fire

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 02:07 GMT

A preliminary report showed that 700 Egyptian artifacts were all destroyed in the fire that ripped through a 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro late Sunday.

Coordination underway over Egyptian artifacts at fire-hit museum in Brazil

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 11:00 GMT

The Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it is coordinating with the Egyptian Embassy in Brazil to check the status of Egyptian artifacts.

Kurdish refugee wins 'Nobel of mathematics' Fields medal

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 12:20 GMT

Kurdish refugee turned Cambridge University math professor Caucher Birkar was among four winners Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro of the prestigious Fields prize.

Brazil, China trade to reach 'new levels' amid global trade spat

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 10:38 GMT

Brazil and China are poised to take their trade in agricultural goods and other products "to new levels" amid an escalation of global trade wars.

Brazil's Anitta: careful strategy behind singer's rags-to-riches tale

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 - 02:50 GMT

First, Anitta conquered Brazil. Now, the singer best known abroad for her smoldering, booty-shaking video "Vai Malandra.

Brazil's Temer in Rio as army takes security control

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 11:00 GMT

Temer on Saturday arrived in Rio de Janeiro to begin implementing his decree giving the military full control over security in crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro.

Troubled Rio de Janeiro stages 'greatest show' of samba parades

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - 11:40 GMT

Rio de Janeiro's colorful samba parades begin Sunday, a chance for a city struggling with violence and poverty to stage the "greatest show on earth."

Rio's bloco carnival parties attract crowds, but little funding

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Imagine putting on the biggest show in town, pulling in thousands of people, but still wondering if you'll be able to fund basic things like loudspeakers.

Rio ballerinas struggle amid Brazil's financial crisis

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 02:02 GMT

Rio de Janeiro’s opulent Municipal Theatre has gone quiet this year as months of unpaid wages emptied its calendar of major works and pushed many ballerinas

2018 'final battle' in Brazil corruption probe: prosecutors

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 02:30 GMT

A top Brazilian prosecutor says general elections in 2018 will be the climax of the country's biggest ever corruption probe, known as Operation Car Wash.

US confirms shooting of its diplomat in Brazil

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 - 08:08 GMT

An American diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro was shot in the foot night during an attempted robbery about 90 miles outside the city.

Spanish tourist shot, killed by police in Rio de Janeiro slum

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 12:10 GMT

Police shot and killed a Spanish tourist in a Rio de Janeiro slum on Monday after the car she was riding in failed to stop at a police road block, authorities said.

Brazil police launch raids in Rio Olympics vote buying scheme

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - 01:08 GMT

Rio de Janeiro police launched raids Tuesday against "an international corruption scheme" accused of bribing the IOC to vote for the city's bid to host last year's Olympic Games.

Famed Blue Note jazz club opens in Rio

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 - 07:30 GMT

Bossa nova may have largely disappeared from Rio de Janeiro, but its musical cousin jazz is having a moment.

Brazil ferry capsizes, at least 22 dead in second accident this week

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 02:02 GMT

A ferry carrying roughly 130 passengers capsized in Brazil’s coastal state of Bahia on Thursday.

Brazilian troops launch anti-crime operations in Rio slums

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 - 12:01 GMT

Heavily armed Brazilian army troops and police launched a pre-dawn crackdown Saturday on gangs operating out of slums across Rio de Janeiro

Rio's Olympic hotel rooms empty one year later

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 - 05:30 GMT

Rio de Janeiro hotels nearly doubled capacity for the Olympics, but had a problem once sports fans went home: the tourism industry had checked out with them.

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