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Squatters in Rio de Janeiro are clashing with police after a Brazilian court ordered that 5,000 people be evicted from abandoned buildings of a telecommunications company.
Top officials from Rio de Janeiro said Friday they want elite federal police sent to the city to help quell a wave of violence in so-called 'pacified' slums.
A Brazilian domestic airline says a quarreling couple forced a pilot to make an unscheduled landing on Thursday.
Officials say the death toll in the floods and mudslides caused by heavy downpours in two states in southeastern Brazil has risen to 32. More than 50,000 have been forced to leave their homes.
Institutionalized racism persists in Brazil despite government efforts to tackle the issue, members of a United Nations panel examining conditions among black Brazilians said Friday.
Brazilian media reports say a Canadian businessman has been killed in an attempted car-jacking in Sao Paulo.
Top figures found guilty in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal turned themselves in to police on Friday, just days after the supreme court ruled that they must begin serving their prison sentences
Brazilian police say more than 200 demonstrators were arrested during Tuesday night's violent protest in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo woke up to scenes of destruction on Tuesday following violent overnight demonstrations by striking teachers demanding higher pay.
A commercial building under construction in Brazil's biggest city collapsed Tuesday, killing at least six people and sending large chunks of rubble and a blanket of dust onto nearby vehicles.
About 10 tons of dead fish have been discovered in a Rio de Janeiro lake that sits next to the city's future Olympic park.