At least 13 people died Thursday after a law enforcement raid in a Brazilian favela (shantytown) located in Rio de Janeiro seeking to capture members of the so-called Comando Vermelho (Red Command) outlaw group.
Brazil's Federal Police Monday freed 19 Paraguayan nationals who were working at a Rio de Janeiro clandestine cigarette factory in slave-like conditions, Agencia Brasil reported. The workers arrived in Brazil blindfolded and did not even know they were in the municipality of Duque de Caxias, in Baixada Fluminense.
Wind-chill temperatures in Rio de Janeiro reached 58°C Saturday before a storm broke out, leaving eight people missing following a shipwreck off Guanabara Bay. It was the highest temperature since 2009 when wind-chill measurements started to be taken. By Sunday the temperature dropped to 41.1 °C amid a strong storm. The boat capsized at sea off Paquetá Island in the middle of the storm.
The Rio de Janeiro-based Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has warned of an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Brazilian States of Amazonas, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Rio Grande do Sul.
According to the most recent polls, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro keeps narrowing the gap with the former head of state and challenger Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva ahead of the Oct. 30 runoffs.
State Health authorities in Rio de Janeiro Monday confirmed the second local death of a monkeypox patient. It was a 31-year-old man who had been hospitalized for over a month.
Health authorities in the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro have announced the number of cases of meningitis recorded so far in 2022 already exceeds those detected all throughout 2021.
At least three people were killed Monday during a police raid at a Rio de Janeiro favela when law enforcement officers clashed with drug traffickers in the northern area of Brazil's former capital city where dozens of schools were closed. An injured suspect was also hospitalized, it was reported.
Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC) and the Post Office launched a stamp on Sept. 7 in Rio de Janeiro marking the 100th anniversary of the first radio broadcast in the country, exactly one century after the Declaration of Independence.
Germany's Consul in Rio de Janeiro Uwe Herbert Hahn has been formally indicted Monday for the August 5 murder of his husband, the Belgian national Walter Henri Maximilien Biot, in the couple's apartment.