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People walk over drawings depicting chalk outlines of bodies during a protest at Carioca square in downtown Rio de Janeiro, December 3, 2013.
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Rio de Janeiro - Criminal gangs made up of corrupt ex-cops tripled their presence in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns between 2005 and 2010, according to a study released in Brazil Wednesday.
8 hrs ago | Newsday
A homeless man in Brazil has been sentenced to five years in jail for his role in riots in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year.
9 hrs ago | AndhraNews
With its inauguration projected for April 2014, Hooters arrives in Rio de Janeiro.
13 hrs ago | Business Wire
The headquarters of OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA, the cash-strapped Brazilian oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, is pictured in downtown Rio de Janeiro SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO - OGX PetrA3leo e Gas ParticipaA A es SA and its creditors are close to a deal to transform some of OGX's $5.1 billion debt into stock, ... (more)
The state governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, announced on Monday, December 2nd that he would step down from office on March 31st, 2014 in order to pursue a campaign for a seat in the country's Senate in October.
In the lead-in to the holiday season in Rio de Janeiro, local businesses are preparing for an influx of travelers both national and international.
The sizzling city of Rio can be a sensory overload during Reveillon festivities, with lodging selling fast and all-inclusive party packages offered at a premium.
The holiday season is picking up steam which means plans are already coming together for the 2014 Carnival festivities, with the official dates of February 28th to March 4th this year.
Christmas is in the air in Rio, from the decorations in the major shopping centers to the Santas appearing in full traditional costumes.
Only 1% of intelligence files leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden have been published by The Guardian newspaper, its editor told MPs today.
On Tuesday, Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism told Parliament that the news staff of the Guardian could be investigated on terrorism charges for publishing several articles based on classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
As rising prices in the rest of the beloved Brazilian city are pushing more people to live in shantytowns, they may become unaffordable to lower income residents; Bob Dylan has been charged in Paris for comparing Croats to Nazis; meanwhile, a forthcoming Supreme Court ruling will put the "corporations are people" argument to the test.
The Military Police in Rio de Janeiro are Brazil's most corrupt police force, according to the National Victimization Survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Program for Development.
Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludo Woerth start their season in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where they will attempt to fly under the arm of the Jesus Christ statue.