Rio de Janeiro
Landslide leaves at least 15 dead in Rio de Janeiro suburb
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.
Rio's Christ statue raises heart health awareness
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.
At least seven die in Rio police shootout as army takeover drags on
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.
Baby dies, many injured after car rams into beachgoers at Copacabana
A car plows through crowds on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copcanaba beach, killing an infant and injuring more than 15 people.
Brazil deploys troops in Rio as crime surges
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.
Rio carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities
Rio de Janeiro's carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people.
Brazil says Greek ambassador murdered by wife's policeman lover
A Rio de Janeiro policeman confesses to murdering Greece's ambassador to Brazil in what investigators call a "cowardly act" carried out at the direction of the diplomat's Brazilian wife with whom the officer was romantically involved.
Paralymic cyclist dies after crash
Iranian cyclist Sarafaz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after a crash a day before the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil.