Posts Tagged ‘janeiro’

Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro under siege by Gangs, 36 buses torched

Criminals reportedly set fire to at least 36 buses, four lorries and a train, apparently in retaliation for the killing of a senior paramilitary leader by police Rio de Janeiro’s state governor, Cláudio Castro, has vowed to strike back against organised crime after paramilitary gangsters launched an unprecedented assault on Rio’s public transport system, torching […]

Last Wild Macaw In Rio De Janeiro Visits Zoo Every Day

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some have claimed she’s indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo. Either way, a blue-and-yellow macaw that zookeepers named Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in the Brazilian city where the birds once […]

Locals demand justice after death toll in Rio de Janeiro’s most lethal police raid on favela rises to 28 (PHOTOS)

Residents of the slums in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro rallied in protest after police carried out one of the deadliest raids in the city’s history. The number of those killed in the operation has grown to 28. Rio’s Civil Police chief Allan Turnowski told reporters that the dead were drug dealers who “fired at the […]

COVID-19 forces closure of iconic beaches in Rio de Janeiro and Miami

Rio de Janeiro’s iconic beaches were closed to the public on Saturday for the first time since they reopened in July 2020, as authorities are looking to curb a recent spike in numbers of hospitalisations with the health system already working at full capacity. On Friday, municipal Health Secretary Daniel Soranz announced the new restrictions […]

Brazil Military Takes Control of Rio de Janeiro’s Security

Brazil’s military will take control of public security in the state of Rio de Janeiro as a wave of violence rattles the population and dominates media coverage ahead of this year’s presidential election. President Michel Temer will issue a decree on Friday putting the military in charge of Rio’s security forces, […]

Car Plows into Crowd in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Injuring at Least 15

At least 15 people have been injured after a car was rammed into a crowd in Rio de Janeiro near Copacabana beach. It’s unclear if the incident is a terrorist act. A car was driven onto the sidewalk on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Thursday night, running down pedestrians. The driver then attempted to […]

Body of humpback whale discovered on beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

     The body of a seven tonne humpback whale has been found on a Rio de Janeiro beach. Brazilian environmental authorities confirmed it was the same whale that had been rescued just days earlier over the weekend. On Sunday (October 22), the four metre long (13 feet) whale beached itself on the Playa Grande beach. […]

Rio de Janeiro deploys 10,000 troops to tackle crime surge

Over 90 police officers have been killed in 2017 so far, and in the first six months of the year, an average of three people were killed by stray bullets each day. Around 8,500 soldiers and police were sent to the capital in trucks on Friday. President Michel Temer signed a decree to allow the […]

Israeli criminal Peres, name of Rio de Janeiro city square

Copacabana Square in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was renamed after late Israeli war criminal Shimon Peres during a ceremony in the seaside city on Friday.  Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella and heads of the local Jewish community in Brazil attended the ceremony, which honoured one of the most savage bloodsuckers in the world. The […]

3-man Space Station crew comes back to Earth, as Soyuz craft lands in Kazakhstan

Expedition 46/47 members European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake from Britain, NASA’s Tim Chopra and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko began their journey home Saturday morning, undocking from the ISS at 0551GMT. The astronauts landed in south-central Kazakhstan at 0915GMT after spending 186 days on the International Space Station (ISS). The return journey involves a […]

Brexit? Yes please! English football thugs run riot in Marseille for 3 days

     At least 10 people have been injured, and one man is in a critical condition, after clashes broke out between hundreds of Russian and English fans in Marseille, ahead of their teams’ Euro 2016 opening game. The head of the All-Russian Fans’ Union, Alexander Sprygin, told Reuters that English fans were “drinking a lot […]

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