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Tag: Rio de Janeiro

  • Friday, March 24th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    At least 13 dead in Brazilian favela police raid

    “All our armored vehicles and aircraft received several rifle shots,” he also pointed out, Police Spokesman Fabrício Oliveira told reporters.

    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.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Enslaved Paraguayan workers freed in Rio de Janeiro

    The 19 Paraguayans had been brought in blindfolded and were not aware that they were in Rio de Janeiro

    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.

  • Monday, February 6th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Six people missing after shipwreck off Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro

    Local authorities are searching for six adults, a teenager, and a child

    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.

  • Friday, November 11th 2022 - 20:13 UTC

    COVID-19 cases in Brazil on the rise

    “As laboratory data takes longer to enter the system, it is expected that the numbers of cases in recent weeks will be higher,” the experts warned

    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.

  • Monday, October 24th 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    Bolsonaro too close for Lula's comfort

    The incumbent president was reported to have won the past TV debate

    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.

  • Tuesday, October 4th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Rio de Janeiro records yet another monkeypox fatality

    There have been 3 monkeypox fatalities altogether in the country.

    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.

  • Saturday, October 1st 2022 - 10:08 UTC

    Rio de Janeiro says meningitis cases on the rise

    Vaccination will still be available even after the end of the national campaign, Rio de Janeiro authorities explained

    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.

  • Monday, September 26th 2022 - 19:05 UTC

    Police raid in Rio favela leaves at least 3 dead

    Local militias play a key role less than one week before Sunday's presidential elections

    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.

  • Friday, September 9th 2022 - 07:30 UTC

    Brazil's Post Office launches stamps on Radio's first 100 years

    The commemorating events took place in Rio de Janeiro, which was the country's capital back in 1922

    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.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2022 - 09:35 UTC

    German consul in Rio charged with husband's murder

    Hahn has denied the accusations against him

    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.