Police in Brazil face outraged protests and a UN call for an investigation after a raid on a Rio de Janeiro favela left 25 people dead — some reportedly killed in cold blood.
A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela left 25 people dead, turning a Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood into a battlefield and drawing condemnation from rights groups.
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The event featuring tightly packed crowds dancing through the streets draws millions of tourists from around Brazil and the world to the beachside city each year.
Protesters in trucks, cars and on motorcycles honked horns on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and the capital of Brasilia, calling for governors to resign over measures that have forced most businesses to close for weeks.
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Evangelicals believe that the worship of idols or saints is blasphemous and some even consider it witchcraft and feel empowered to take action.
Former president Lula de Silva was leading in early polling in the Brazilian election, but is most likely going to be watching the campaign through prison bars.
Since September, Rocinha favela has seen several confrontations during an ongoing turf war between narco gangs seeking control of drug trafficking in the area.
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.
Shirtless at the Rio summer Olympics in 2016, the 34-year-old Taufatofua from Tonga is a hit in South Korea having trained on roller skates to qualify for the cross country skiing.
Marcio Matolias or as friends call him, 'The King,' built his sand castle on a beach in Rio de Janeiro often attracting many tourists who want to take a picture with him or his work of art.
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