Olympics Jan 16, 2020

Judge orders Rio Olympic venues shut on security grounds

A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics facilities be closed to the public over safety concerns. The Rio Games — the first to be held in South America — were heavily criticized for their extreme costs, estimated around $12.5 ...

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 ...