Hundreds protest Bolsonaro's public education funding cuts

World / Politics May 7, 2019

Hundreds protest Bolsonaro's public education funding cuts

Hundreds of students and professors protested against public education funding cuts outside a military high school in Brazil on Monday where far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was attending a ceremony. Bolsonaro's ultraconservative government sparked outrage last week when it revealed at least 30 percent cuts to ...

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead, floods favela

World Apr 10, 2019

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead, floods favela

Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace. The unusually heavy rain began Monday evening and continued into Tuesday, triggering widespread flash flooding that ...

Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10

Soccer Feb 8, 2019

Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10

A fire at the training center of soccer club Flamengo killed 10 people and injured at least three others on Friday, firefighters said. The fire broke out at Ninho do Urubu, a state-of-the-art training center that was expanded and opened only two months ago. It was ...

Soccer Sep 19, 2018

Rio to host 2019 Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener

South America's soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July. Conmebol also said Tuesday Sao Paulo FC's Morumbi stadium will host the opener on June 14. The semifinals will be played in ...

Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

World Sep 6, 2018

Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

Brazil's National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism's oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate ...