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Two ex-cops charged with killing activist Brazilian politician

Mar 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Two former police officers were arrested on Tuesday on charges they killed a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro prosecutors said, claiming a breakthrough in a crime that sent shock waves through Brazil, a country numbed by rising violence.

President Bolsonaro shocks with Brazil 'golden shower' tweet

Mar 06 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country's massive annual street carnival.

President Bolsonaro shocks Brazil with 'golden shower' tweet

Mar 06 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 6 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country's massive annual street carnival.

Ten players killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo lodging in Rio

Feb 08 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club's youth team and injuring three more, one of them seriously, firefighters and news reports said. | Video

Ten soccer players killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo lodging in Rio

Feb 08 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training center of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club's youth team and injuring three more, one of them seriously, firefighters and news reports said. | Video

Brazil minister proposes tougher laws to stem deadly crime wave

Feb 04 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Tougher sentencing and a clampdown on political corruption and organized crime groups are part of the new Brazilian right-wing government's proposal unveiled on Monday to tackle rampant crime in a country with the world's highest number of murders.

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in murder-ridden Brazil

Jan 15 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to overturn strict regulations in a country suffering from a record wave of murders.

Brazil's Bolsonaro urges quick passage of bill to protect police

Jan 04 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday continued to set out priorities for his new administration, stressing his desire for the quick passage of a bill to protect security officials and measures to open up competition in the banking sector.

Brazil farm lobby wins as Bolsonaro grabs control over indigenous lands

Jan 02 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued an executive order on Wednesday making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous peoples, in a victory for agribusiness that will likely enrage environmentalists.

Bolsonaro presidential decree grants sweeping powers over NGOs in Brazil

Jan 02 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro has used an executive order to give his government secretary potentially far-reaching and restrictive powers over non-governmental organizations working in Brazil.

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