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Brazil's Temer gives army full control of Rio security

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday handed the military full control of security in Rio de Janeiro in an increasingly desperate fight to tame runaway gang violence.

Brazil to use army in shock tactic to tame Rio violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is to send in the army in an increasingly desperate fight to tame runaway gang violence in Rio de Janeiro, following a decree signed Friday by President Michel Temer.

Crime-ridden Brazil gets off to a bloody start in 2018

Rio De Janeiro - The year was just a few hours old when a prison riot near the capital Brasilia left nine inmates dead -- two of them decapitated -- and set the stage for what is proving to be a deadly 2018 in Brazil.

Brazil short of ammo in fight against yellow fever

S - Brazil is firing from all barrels to stop a yellow fever surge that has already killed dozens, but with vaccines short, the ammunition is already running out.

Day of destiny looms for Brazil's Lula

Bras - A Brazilian appeals court will rule on Wednesday whether to overturn a corruption conviction against ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, effectively deciding if he can run in this year's election.Lula was sentenced in July to 9.

Four ex-South American leaders back Lula comeback petition

Rio De Janeiro - Four South American ex-presidents are among more than 170,000 people who signed a petition supporting former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva bid for another term as Brazil's president, despite his corruption conviction.

Rio counting down to carnival under party-pooper mayor

Rio De Janeiro - Rio's annual carnival is seen as a money-making extravaganza for the city. But evangelical Mayor Marcelo Crivella isn't a fan and slashed funding for next month's parade, forcing samba schools to cut their cloth accordingly.

Striding Temer says 'fully recovered' after latest op

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer appeared keen to demonstrate Thursday he had recovered from his latest bout of ill health, inviting the press to photograph him during a brisk walk in a Brasilia park.

Peru Congress to debate impeachment of president

- Peru's Congress voted overwhelmingly on Friday to consider impeaching President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski next week over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Peru Congress to debate impeachment of president

- Peru's Congress voted overwhelmingly on Friday to consider impeaching President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski next week over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Impeachment threat hangs over Peru president accused of graft

- Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's political future looked in grave doubt Thursday when the opposition demanded he step down or face impeachment over graft allegations linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Ecuador VP facing indictment in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general on Thursday accused Vice President Jorge Glas of unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

Brazil's Temer discharged from hospital after surgery

Bras - Brazil's under-fire President Michel Temer was discharged from hospital in Sao Paolo on Monday after undergoing prostate surgery, his office said.

Brazil city to give food pellets dubbed 'dog food' to poor school kids

S - Nicknamed "dog food" and made from nearly expired left-overs, a new product designed to fight hunger among school kids in Brazil's largest city has sparked controversy.

Scramble for survivors as quake flattens Mexico City buildings

Mexico - When the earthquake hit, it sent panicked people running into the street but many weren't so lucky. The dust settled minutes later to reveal a landscape of flattened buildings and rubble in the heart of Mexico City."Awful.

Temer faces fresh charges with strengthened hand

Rio De Janeiro - Three months after political allies rescued him from a bribery case, Brazil's President Michel Temer is facing his latest indictment with a strengthened hand.

Peru ex-president, wife held over alleged corruption

- Former Peruvian president Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia have spent their first night in jail over charges of accepting illegal campaign donations from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

UN 'concern' over Brazil tribe wounded in land dispute

Rio De Janeiro - The UN expressed "concern" on Thursday over a bloody attack in northern Brazil that left 13 members of an indigenous tribe wounded, and demanded a rigorous investigation.

Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return

Bras - Six months after her humiliating departure from Brazil's presidency following an impeachment trial, Dilma Rousseff is contemplating her political future.

Brazil yellow fever outbreak 'worst on record'

Bras - Sixty-five people are confirmed so far to have died in Brazil over the last two months in the country's worst yellow fever outbreak on record, the government said.

Brazil corruption scandal plea bargains: What we know

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court named a new point man to oversee the giant Car Wash corruption probe, which is about to grow thanks to a flood of plea bargains.

Police use shipping containers to separate Brazil prison gangs

Natal - Brazilian police used shipping containers on Saturday to try to separate rival gangs in a prison where clashes a week ago left at least 26 people dead.

Rio protesters demand Olympics 'boycott,' clash with police

Rio De Janeiro - Several thousand people demonstrated in Rio de Janeiro, calling for a "boycott" of the Olympic Games less than a month ahead of an event plagued by a financial crisis and crime.

Post-Rousseff Brazil dismisses 'lies' from leftist LatAm leaders

Bras - Brazil's new interim government on Sunday dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognize its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Meirelles, Brazil finance minister to calm markets

Bras - With a record for calming market turbulence, the man tapped to be Brazil's new finance minister, Henrique Meirelles, now has the mission of rescuing Latin America's biggest economy from its worst crisis in decades.

Brazil Senate forms impeachment committee

Bras - Brazil's Senate met Monday to form a committee that will consider whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who has accused her opponents of mounting a constitutional coup.

Twenty-two killed in Brazilian beach city

Rio De Janeiro - Twenty-two people were murdered over the weekend in Natal, a northeast Brazilian city renowned for its fine beaches, in what police said Monday was drug trade-related violence.

Eighteen killed in Sao Paulo shootings

S - Eighteen people were killed and seven injured in a wave of overnight shootings in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, some of them gunned down in cold blood as they sat in a bar.

FIFA World Cup actually boosted productivity at work

The whole world’s attention was on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The television ratings scored huge points during the games as a significant portion of world population turned their television on for the games.

Tear gas, arrests in World Cup opening match host city

Braz - Brazilian police used tear gas and made dozens of arrests Saturday to disperse a protest in Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup.Among those arrested in Brazil's business hub, which will host the opening match of the World Cup on June 12, were five journal...
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Michel de Souza  Brazilian photojournalist  caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de...
Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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