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Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's Amazon rainforest under siege by illegal mines

Dec 11 2018

BRASILIA Environmental enforcement agents deep in the Amazon rainforest swooped down on an illegal mine in a dawn raid in early November, in a campaign to tamp down on such activities that environmental groups say have reached epidemic scale.

Bodies found, chopper crash probed after clashes in tense Rio slum

Nov 20 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Tensions in Rio de Janeiro mounted on Sunday as residents of a well-known slum recovered at least seven bodies of suspects they believe were killed by police in clashes that culminated late Saturday with the crash of a police helicopter.

Police pull down 'favela' built on Copacabana to protest Games

Aug 20 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A mock favela built on Copacabana beach to protest the lack of an Olympic legacy for Rio de Janeiro's poor was broken up by police on Saturday, who said it was blocking access to the beach.

Police pull down "favela" built on Copacabana to protest Games

Aug 20 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A mock favela built on Copacabana beach to protest the lack of an Olympic legacy for Rio de Janeiro's poor was broken up by police on Saturday, who said it was blocking access to the beach.

Olympics-Police pull down "favela" built on Copacabana to protest Games

Aug 20 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 20 A mock favela built on Copacabana beach to protest the lack of an Olympic legacy for Rio de Janeiro's poor was broken up by police on Saturday, who said it was blocking access to the beach.

Away from Olympic track, Bolt inspires a Rio favela

Aug 19 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO One year before millions watched him secure a record third 100 meter gold medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Usain Bolt lined up at a very different track in Rio.

Rio residents score bittersweet victory against Olympic evictions

Aug 04 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO In an unfinished church in the shadow of the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro, a small group of Brazilians held hands and gave thanks for a victory in a long battle against eviction from their homes.

Despite problems, Olympic city of Rio still something to see

Jul 27 2016

When it hosts the first-ever Olympics in South America, starting on Aug. 5, visitors will see a city whose stunning topography - stark, verdant mountains loom over packed and playful beaches - competes only with the drama of daily life here.

Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

Jul 04 2016

XAPURI, Brazil Brazil's government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest.

With Olympic cleanup canceled, Rio resigned to dirty bay

Apr 26 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Visitors flocking to Rio de Janeiro for this summer's Olympic Games will find both dramatic landscapes and polluted, junk-filled water in the finger-like inlet that forms the city's shoreline and harbor.

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