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Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil in grip of successive prison riots

Natal - Brazilian police cleared several dozen inmates from the roof of a prison where dozens were murdered over the weekend -- the latest in a series of deadly riots.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

At least 3 killed in new Brazil prison beheadings

Rio De Janeiro - At least three inmates were brutally executed and decapitated Saturday in a prison in Brazil's north, just days after 100 detainees died in prisons during gang-related bloodletting, officials said.

Human Rights Watch slams Brazil police, prison abuses

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police are torturing and illegally killing thousands of people a year while violent gangs are running the country's overcrowded prisons, Human Rights Watch warned Thursday.

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

Atenas - The widow of Greece's ambassador to Brazil, arrested as an alleged accomplice in his murder last month, denied guilt over his death in a letter published Wednesday.

Cocaine gang war drives Brazil prison bloodbaths

S - When beheaded, disemboweled corpses stacked up in Brazilian jails, it looked like bloody chaos caused by overcrowding.But experts see method in last week's madness.

Brazil deploys 200 new guards after jail massacres

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian government deployed 200 emergency personnel Tuesday to secure two northern prisons after a series of massacres left 100 inmates dead last week.

Brazil likely to speed up rate cuts to fight crisis

Bras - Analysts expect Brazil's central bank to speed up the pace of interest rate cuts on Wednesday as Latin America's biggest economy struggles to escape its worst recession in a century.

Some 100 killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

Manaus - At least four inmates were killed Sunday in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, sending the number of violent prison fatalities over 100 in just one week.

Brazil prison slaughter kills 31 more inmates as gangs wage war

Boa Vista - Brazil is facing a national crisis as yet another killing spree by the country's largest gang resulted in the gruesome deaths of 31 inmates at the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo in the town of Boa Vista.

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

Boa Vista - Brazil was hit Friday by its second grisly prison massacre in a week, as inmates beheaded and mutilated fellow prisoners at a northern jail, leaving 31 dead.

Brazil's president promises new jails after 'horrific' riot

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Thursday the country will build new prisons in every state to relieve overcrowding after a "horrific" riot that left 56 inmates dead.

Brazil prison knew about escape risk: minister

Bras - Brazil's justice minister said Wednesday that local authorities in the Amazon region knew about the risk of a mass escape from two prisons where 184 inmates fled amid a deadly riot.

Brazil hunts escaped inmates after bloody prison riot

Manaus - Brazilian police staged a massive manhunt Tuesday for scores of convicts who escaped during a prison riot that ended with 56 inmates killed by their rivals, many of them beheaded.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Manaus - Rioting inmates decapitated their rivals in brutal fighting between two gangs in a Brazilian jail that left 56 dead, while 144 prisoners escaped, officials said.

Conservative mega-church bishop takes helm as Rio's mayor

Rio De Janeiro - An evangelical mega-church bishop who once branded Catholics demons was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro's mayor on Sunday, putting a staunch conservative in charge of one of Latin America's most liberal cities.

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by wife's cop lover: police

Rio De Janeiro - Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered in a plot hatched by his Brazilian wife and her police officer lover, who confessed to the crime, officials said.

Greek envoy feared killed in 'crime of passion' in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police suspect Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was killed in a "crime of passion," a source close to the investigation said Friday, as detectives interrogated his wife and a policeman who was reportedly her lover.

Body in burned Rio car raises fears for missing Greek ambassador

Rio De Janeiro - The discovery of a burned-out car in Rio state with a body inside has sparked fears that it might be that of the Greek ambassador to Brazil, missing since Monday.

Panama sets up special office to probe alleged Odebrecht bribes

Panama - Panama's state prosecutor's office on Wednesday announced it was setting up a special office to investigate alleged bribery of officials by Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht as it bid to secure public projects.

Sons of Panama's ex-president deny bribes from Odebrecht

Panama - Two sons of Panamanian ex-president Ricardo Martinelli denied on Monday reports that they had received $6 million intended as a bribe for their father from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Colombia confirms crashed plane was out of fuel

Estanzuela - Preliminary investigations have confirmed that a plane that crashed in the Colombian mountains last month killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team was out of fuel, officials said Monday.

Brazil sees murders soar in Rio, drop in Sao Paulo

Rio De Janeiro - Homicides surged this year in Rio de Janeiro state despite increased security for the Olympics, but fell in Brazil's economic hub Sao Paulo, statistics showed Friday.

Panama urges punishment of those who took Odebrecht bribes

Panama - Panama's government on Thursday warned of punishment for public employees who took any of the more than $59 million in bribes paid by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for contracts.

Christmas cheer falls flat in crisis-hit Rio

Rio De Janeiro - The Grinch -- in the form of devastating recession, giant corruption and unpaid salaries -- has stolen Rio de Janeiro's Christmas.Things are so tight in Brazil's party city that the traditional giant Christmas tree on the lagoon has been canceled.
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