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Tag: Rio de Janeiro

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    USS George Washington arrives in Rio de Janeiro

    The ship launched in 1990 carries F/A-18F Super Hornet and F-35C Lightning II aircraft, among others

    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) arrived this week in Rio de Janeiro as a part of her Southern Seas 2024 campaign.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 19:03 UTC

    Dengue epidemic over in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro health authorities will now focus on influenza, Soranz said

    Rio de Janeiro City authorities Friday announced that the dengue fever epidemic in the country's former capital was over, Agencia Brasil reported. The worst part of the outbreak was recorded between Feb. 18 and 24.

  • Monday, March 25th 2024 - 09:48 UTC

    Floods in southeastern Brazil leave at least 25 dead

    Tragedies like these “intensify with climate change,” Lula explained

    Brazilian authorities reported Sunday that at least 25 people had been killed due to heavy rains affecting mostly Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo during the weekend.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Police raids leave at least 7 dead in Rio favelas

    The operations targeted the infamous Comando Vermelho drug trafficking organization

    A large-scale deployment by the Police in various Rio de Janeiro favelas (slums) has left at least seven people dead after gunfights between law enforcement officers and suspected criminals, it was reported. Two servicemen were wounded.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Blinken says other issues need to be solved before tackling climate change

    Blinken was to arrive in Buenos Aires later this week for talks with President Javier Milei

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken insisted Thursday in Rio de Janeiro during a press conference at the G-20 convention of Foreign Ministers that multilateral organizations need to solve armed conflicts worldwide before moving on to other agendas such as climate change and social development.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    Dengue emergency reported in Rio de Janeiro

    “If the population doesn't work together, dengue fever will spread,” Paes warned

    Health authorities in Rio de Janeiro are speaking of record hospitalizations of patients with dengue, Agencia Brasil reported Friday. In just one day in January, Rio de Janeiro's municipal health network had 362 people admitted with the condition, thus surpassing the previous record dating back to 2008. Municipal Health Secretary Daniel Soranz confirmed that the city was facing an epidemic of the disease.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2024 - 10:19 UTC

    Chilean tourist found dead in Rio favela

    Rio Police believe the victim was stabbed during a robbery

    A 39-year-old Chilean tourist identified as Javier Valdés Susarte was found dead at a Rio de Janeiro favela, it was reported Thursday in Brazil's former capital city. Authorities are still investigating.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2024 - 11:18 UTC

    Carlos Bolsonaro's premises raided in “parallel Abin” case

    Federal Police seized the former president's son's cell phone and three computers

    Rio de Janeiro Councilman Carlos Bolsonaro has been accused of invoking his kinship to then-President Jair Bolsonaro to get information from Brazil's Intelligence Agency Abin about an ongoing investigation targeting his family, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:01 UTC

    Heavy storm leaves at least 11 dead in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes decreed a full emergency

    At least eleven people died and many others needed to be evacuated this weekend after heavy rains hit Rio de Janeiro causing severe flooding and damage to numerous houses that were left under water. The Federal Government decreed a maximum alert. The risk of further flooding and landslides remains very high, it was also explained.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Football clubs of Brazil and Argentina agree on joint appeal against violence

    The match is to be played Saturday at the legendary Maracana Stadium

    Directors of football clubs Fluminense of Brazil and Boca Juniors of Argentina launched an appeal against violence after brawls between fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Libertadores Cup final to be played Saturday at the legendary Maracana Stadium, Agencia Brasil reported.

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