Saturday, 3rd December 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

At least seven die in Rio police shootout as army takeover drags on

By Reuters
25 March 2018   |   7:30 am
At least seven people were killed in a confrontation with police in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha favela on Saturday (March 24) and several others were injured, as an army takeover of Rio's security services drags well into its second month.

Related

12 Nov 2018
At least 15 people have been killed in a landslide Saturday caused by heavy rains in southeast Brazil's Niteroi municipality, part of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area, according to local authorities.
14 Jul 2019
Ukraine's Sergey Bubk and Russia's Alexander Popov have said allegations against them relating to Rio's successful 2016 bid are false. Popov said he did not even vote for the Brazilian city, which beat Madrid.
20 Sep 2019
Killings by police snipers on the rise in Rio de Janeiro
13 Apr 2020
Father Omar Raposo flies over Rio de Janeiro and Christ the Redeemer to ask for Jesus to watch over the city, as many below stay indoors and practise social distancing over Easter. Brazil now has over 22,000 cases of the coronavirus, and over 1,200 deaths.
27 Sep 2020
Rio de Janeiro residents struggle to make their way through waterlogged streets as torrential rains hit neighbourhoods to the south of the Brazilian city, where high water prompts road closures and leaves cars stranded.