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11 Dec 2020
Rio de Janeiro’s ballet dancers had been performing for months without receiving their salaries when Vincent Rimbaux put them in the frame of his Emmy award-winning documentary “Ressaca”. The director tells us why the city’s municipal opera house is a microcosm of wider problems in Brazil’s public sector, pushing artists to leave the country in search of opportunities abroad. The lockdown has provided an unexpected musical high for a cellist here in Paris, as the empty streets and silent monuments of the French capital provide the perfect stage for a series of special events.
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.
7 Aug 2020
A team of volunteers sprays disinfectants in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas to stop the spread of COVID-19, saying that the government is not serving these poor neighborhoods, which have to fend for themselves against the pandemic.
30 May 2020
The Duque de Caxias public cemetery in Rio de Janeiro's suburbs opened less than a month ago and offers free funeral services to families with low incomes.
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.
7 Jun 2019
Brazil's Neymar went to a Rio de Janeiro police station on Thursday to give a statement in a probe into whether he broke the law by posting intimate pictures of a woman who accused him of rape.
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.
25 Jul 2018
Rio de Janeiro's famed Christ the Redeemer statue was emblazoned with the image of a beating heart on Tuesday (July 24) to draw attention to the cardiovascular risks of elderly people with diabetes.
25 Mar 2018
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.
19 Jan 2018
A car plows through crowds on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copcanaba beach, killing an infant and injuring more than 15 people.
30 Jul 2017
Brazilian president Michale Temer says police have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro as part of a plan to combat rising crime in the city.
29 May 2017
Several hundred people attend a concert by top Brazilian musicians in Rio de Janeiro in the latest protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Temer and calling for new elections.

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