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Vaccine reaches descendants of runaway slaves as COVID-19 ravages Brazil

Apr 08 2021

MAGE, Brazil A ray of hope reached a community descended from runaway slaves outside Rio de Janeiro this week as it received its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine after a long fight for recognition at a time when Brazil has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

RPT-WIDER IMAGE-Brazil women suffer in silence as COVID-19 sparks domestic terror

Mar 08 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 5 During the early months of Brazil's COVID-19 pandemic, Rio de Janeiro police detective Fernanda Fernandes was certain that cases of domestic abuse were rising, but there was little she could do about it as few women came forward to file a report.

Brazil women suffer in silence as COVID-19 sparks domestic terror

Mar 05 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO During the early months of Brazil's COVID-19 pandemic, Rio de Janeiro police detective Fernanda Fernandes was certain that cases of domestic abuse were rising, but there was little she could do about it as few women came forward to file a report.

Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club

Dec 14 2018

ITAGUAI, Brazil Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine.

Polarizing Brazil election forces women off fence

Oct 26 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO In Brazil's most polarizing election in decades, women have long held the decisive swing vote, with a quarter of the female electorate up for grabs just a month ago — twice the undecided rate among Brazilian men.

'Mermaids' find raison d'etre in Brazil

Aug 11 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Children with disabilities being treated at Brazil's hospitals, where economic hardship has crimped services, are getting an emotional lift from a mythical creature of the sea: a mermaid.

Second accident mars Rio Carnival parade finale, 12 hurt

Feb 28 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO The top of a towering float collapsed during the final night of the parade by Rio's elite samba troupes early on Tuesday, injuring 12 people in the second accident to mar Brazil's glittering Carnival show.

Rio sambas on to The Beatles after accident mars Carnival

Feb 27 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Carnival revelers in Rio de Janeiro danced on to Beatles songs set to Brazilian samba rhythms on Monday after an accident injuring 20 people marred the annual pre lenten bacchanalia the night before.

Carnival float crushes spectators at Rio samba parade, 20 hurt

Feb 27 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27 The spectacular Carnival parade of Rio's top samba troupes was marred by the injury of 20 people who where pushed against a wall by a faulty float at the start of the famed Sambadrome show, organizers said on Monday.

Mixed feelings for Rio residents just days ahead of Olympics

Aug 02 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Just days before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises.

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