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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.

Rio Olympics ticket scalping ring was eyeing future Games: sources

Sep 07 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A ticket touting ring uncovered at the Rio Games had operated for around 8 years and was preparing for other Olympic events such as the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, two Rio de Janeiro police sources said on Wednesday.

Lochte signs new endorsement deal, legal woes persist in Brazil

Aug 25 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime.

Lochte signs new endorsement deal, legal woes persist in Brazil

Aug 25 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime. | Video

Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales

Aug 23 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the head of a ticketing company that discussed the illegal sale of Olympic tickets.

U.S. says sorry as swimmers leave Brazil to jeers

Aug 19 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Two U.S. Olympic swimmers flew home from Brazil on Thursday after a local crowd jeered them, calling them "liars" and "fakes", and police accused them of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games. | Video

Brazil police pull U.S. swimmers from flight amid robbery probe

Aug 18 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police stopped two U.S. Olympic swimmers from boarding a flight home on Wednesday to question them about how they and two team mates were robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend, after a judge raised doubts over their accounts.

Europe's top Olympic official arrested in Rio ticketing probe

Aug 17 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police arrested Europe's top Olympic official in a dawn raid of his Rio beachfront hotel on Wednesday, in connection with an investigation into ticket scalping at the Olympics. | Video

Vale Brazil fertilizer plant suffers ammonia leak, sickening nine

Feb 18 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 18 Nine workers at a fertilizer plant owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA were sickened by an ammonia leak on Wednesday, company and union officials and local authorities in Araxa, Brazil said on Thursday.

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