Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and outspoken critic of police brutality in majority black neighbourhoods, was shot in an assassination-style killing on Wednesday.
Nearly 100,000 people who fled Venezuela have claimed refugee status since the start of 2017, UN refugee agency says.
Brazil has launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 23 million people in response to a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 200 people, according to the country's Health Ministry.
Reflecting the fear of being shot by police looking for Rio's well-armed drug gang members, the activists caution against carrying a long umbrella.
Judges to decide whether last year's corruption and money-laundering conviction should stand against the left-leaning politician who is leading in polls for the October presidential election.
Dilma Rousseff – who was impeached in 2016 for breaking budget rules – said she believed believes her predecessor who himself was convicted of corruption can calm Brazil's stormy political waters.
With Trump's America increasingly erratic towards its southern neighbour, is it time for Mexico to explore new alliances?
Hundreds of protesters take to the streets streets and demand that President Michel Temer step down after lawmakers rejected corruption charges against him.
Five favelas were targeted by around 1,300 police and 3,600 troops to stop gang-related crimes.
Brazil's lawmakers vote 263-227 to block massive bribery charges against scandal-plagued President Michel Temer. A vote against Temer would have resulted in moving the case to the Supreme Court.
Judge Sergio Moro said the asset freeze was in response to the charge that Lula accepted a bribe of a luxury beachside apartment and $1.1 million in cash from one of Brazil's biggest construction companies, Odebrecht SA.
Future outbreaks possible due to lack of clean water access and investment in sanitation services for the poor in South America's largest country, says Human Rights Watch.
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