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Silvia Silvia talks WOW at the Rio in Las Vegas Special

Las Vegas - Crossbow queen Silvia Silvia chatted with Digital Journal about her show WOW (World of Wonder) at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Rio's stray bullets give innocent nowhere to hide

Rio De Janeiro - While the fighting in Rio de Janeiro's crime war is done by commando-style police and heavily armed drug traffickers, a growing number of the victims look quite different: innocent, joyful children like Maria Eduarda.

Euphoric Rio police celebrate capture of top gang suspect

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police expressed "euphoria" Wednesday after capturing one of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted alleged drug trafficking bosses in a rare high-profile success for the city's beleaguered security forces.

Scandal plagued Brazilian politician jailed — again

Rio De Janeiro - A scandal-plagued top politician in Rio de Janeiro was ordered by a court Tuesday to go back to jail, just four days after the state legislature provoked an uproar by letting him out.

Rio state assembly votes to free speaker in graft scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's state legislature voted Friday to overturn a court ruling that had put its scandal-plagued speaker in jail while he awaits trial on corruption charges.

Brazil army, police in Rio favela drug swoop

Rio De Janeiro - About 1,000 Brazilian police and soldiers early Friday began a large-scale operation to hunt drug traffickers linked to recent violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio favela back under control after army incursion: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Security officials said the giant Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro was back under control Saturday after hundreds of soldiers and police were sent to battle heavily armed drug traffickers.

Brazil's army deploys in Rio after favela shootout

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed by armored vehicle, truck and helicopter Friday to reinforce police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's biggest favela, spraying bullets and terrifying locals.

Brazil's army sent to help quell shootouts in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed Friday to help Rio de Janeiro police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's most heavily populated favela, spraying bullets in the built-up community.

Graft and white elephants: Rio's Olympic legacy

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.Brazilians have got used to public officials' incompetence and corruption.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

Lausanne - The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Rio's Olympic hotel rooms empty one year later

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro hotels nearly doubled capacity for the Olympics, but had a problem once sports fans went home: the tourism industry had checked out with them.

Violence, chaos plagues Rio one year after Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Plagued by violence, white elephant sports facilities and corruption scandals, Rio de Janeiro today is unrecognizable from the feelgood city greeting the world at the Olympics exactly a year ago.

Brazil vows good use of abandoned Olympic venues

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities launched a plan Wednesday to make sure expensive venues used last year in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Games do not fall into disuse.

Former Rio governor sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Rio De Janeiro - A former Rio de Janeiro governor who was a key figure in hosting Brazil's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for corruption.

Op-Ed: Top four Olympian interviews of 2016

Digital Journal was privileged to interview some of the greatest Olympic medalists this year, all of which competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

In crisis-struck Rio, police need donated toilet paper

Rio De Janeiro - Maria Thereza Sombra may rely on Rio de Janeiro's police to keep her safe -- but in the grip of financial crisis they rely on the 82-year-old to supply them with toilet paper.

The Olympics are over for Brazil — was it worth it?

Rio De Janeiro - The Olympics ended with Brazil having shown twice in two years that it is capable of hosting the world's biggest sporting events. But was the effort worth the trouble?

US swimmers fought with security guard: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Reports emerged Thursday that the US Olympic swimmers claiming to have been mugged in Rio in fact got into a fight with an armed gas station security guard.

Rio police kill three in raid on crime-ravaged favela

Rio De Janeiro - Rio police said Tuesday they killed three alleged gunmen in a raid on a favela dominated by drug traffickers where an elite police officer was shot a week ago.

Rio safe? Tell that to residents afraid of the police

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio authorities promised total safety during the Olympics, but for Mauricio Lima da Silva, a 19-year-old street vendor, it doesn't feel that way.

Samba gets things swinging in Rio favela badminton school

Rio De Janeiro - A Rio favela teacher uses the rhythms of samba to teach 200 children badminton. If that sounds like an unlikely mix, get this: his son is representing Brazil in the Olympics.

Brazil cracks down on Olympics protesters

Rio De Janeiro - Rio Olympics organizers on Sunday threw their weight behind a police crackdown on Brazilians holding up signs in stadiums against unpopular interim president Michel Temer, despite accusations of censorship.

With ceremony over, Rio learns to love the Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio Olympics were going to be a disaster, right? Well try telling that to the crowds of locals and tourists flocking to the Olympic flame in central Rio on Saturday.

Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites

Rio De Janeiro - Police shot a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site, police said Saturday.

Russia denies vice consul's 'fight' with Rio mugger

Rio De Janeiro - Russia's embassy in Brazil denied a report by Rio police that its vice consul in the Olympic host city got in a fight with a mugger who was killed in the struggle.

Russia denies Rio police report of vice consul's fight with mugger

Rio De Janeiro - Russia's embassy in Brazil denied a report by Rio police that their vice consul in the Olympic host city got in a fight with a mugger who was killed in the struggle.

Corpses, excrement, litter: Welcome to Rio Olympic sailing venue

Rio De Janeiro - When Olympic sailors compete in Rio the cameras will show a made-for-television scene of sparkling tropical waters and mountains. Luckily, the billions of viewers won't catch the revolting stink.

For Rio's sports-mad population, it's Olympics every day

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's residents, or Cariocas, don't need the Olympics to prove their city is the center of the sporting world -- they know that the second they step outside.

Olympic Village controversy reignites in pessimistic Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Controversy ignited over working conditions for laborers racing to repair shambolic conditions at the athletes' Village in Rio just nine days before the Olympics.
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Garbage and raw sewage problems are still a major issue in Rio de Janeiro.
Garbage and raw sewage problems are still a major issue in Rio de Janeiro.
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Screen-grab from video with Brazil native Juliana Barbassa discusses Rio de Janeiro s preparations t...
Screen-grab from video with Brazil native Juliana Barbassa discusses Rio de Janeiro's preparations to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and how the city has changed as a result.
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Argentina's fans react during the women's beach volleyball qualifying in Rio de Janeiro on...
Argentina's fans react during the women's beach volleyball qualifying in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016
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Rio s Conlurb sanitation workers cleaning up some of the thousands of dead fish from the rowing venu...
Rio's Conlurb sanitation workers cleaning up some of the thousands of dead fish from the rowing venue.
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A dancer performs during the Rio Olympics closing ceremony at Maracana stadium
A dancer performs during the Rio Olympics closing ceremony at Maracana stadium
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Screen-grab from video with Brazil native Juliana Barbassa discussing Rio de Janeiro's preparations to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and how the city has changed as a result.
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One view of the bay with Sugar Loaf Mt. in the background. Notice the brown discoloration of the water closer to shore.
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Christ the Redeemer above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Helicopters had to be used to return the bodies to shore.
Helicopters had to be used to return the bodies to shore.
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Sailing competitors have complained the stench and dirty waters of the bay are the worst they have s...
Sailing competitors have complained the stench and dirty waters of the bay are the worst they have seen.
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The level of pollution in Rio de Janiero is evident here in this photograph taken April 18  2012.
The level of pollution in Rio de Janiero is evident here in this photograph taken April 18, 2012.
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Satellite picture of Guanabara Bay — with Rio de Janeiro (left), Niterói (right), and the Atlantic Ocean (bottom).
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The overwhelming smell at the lagoon has led to complaints from residents and members of local rowin...
The overwhelming smell at the lagoon has led to complaints from residents and members of local rowing clubs.
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) speaks with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA...
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) speaks with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie at an IOC executive meeting in Lausanne
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Jamaica s Usain Bolt has won an unprecedented third straight 100m  200m and 4x100m clean sweep.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt has won an unprecedented third straight 100m, 200m and 4x100m clean sweep.
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The Olympic torch beside Rio's landmark, the staute of Christ the Redeemer, ahead of the Olympic Games in the Brazilian capital in August
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A team of more than 60 people have been working since last week to clear the remains of the smally d...
A team of more than 60 people have been working since last week to clear the remains of the smally dead fish from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
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