Protesters massed in Brazil's largest city Sunday to call for the president to be removed from office and express outrage at a host of his policies, while the embattled leader tried to head off some of their criticism.
One year after a dam ruptured and sent a giant wave of metal-laden mud gushing into one of Brazil's most important rivers, people who live along the banks won't drink the water and fishermen are afraid to eat their catch.
The 1,200 people made homeless when nearly 500 houses, clinics, schools and bridges were wrecked in Brazil when a dam holding back a giant pond of mine waste broke open still live in temporary housing waiting to be moved back to new settlements.
Brazilian police widened the probe into a brutal gang rape by suspected drug dealers on the outskirts of Rio after the woman told investigators it wasn't the first time she had been sexually assaulted by traffickers, officials said Tuesday.
Prosecutors charged 21 Brazilian and foreign mining executives with manslaughter and various environmental crimes Thursday, nearly a year after a mine dam burst killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of miles of rivers and streams.
At least 18 inmates died in clashes in two separate penitentiaries in Brazil's Amazon region and more than three dozen escaped after a third prison riot caused a large fire in the complex outside Sao Paulo, officials said Monday.
Brazilian authorities arrested a former finance minister Monday for his alleged role in a massive kickback scheme, the latest high-level politician to be snared in a corruption probe roiling Latin America's largest nation.
Former President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on Brazil's democracy, speaking just weeks after the Senate removed her from office in an impeachment trial.