Rio de Janeiro
Catholic priest blesses Rio de Janeiro from the skies
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.
Neymar in trouble over images of woman accusing him of rape
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.
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.
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.
Leading Brazilian musicians stage protest concert in Rio
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.
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.