Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil as the nation's confirmed death toll from Covid-19 soared past half a million.
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.
With the exception of Auckland and Las Vegas, many metropolises around the world are planning a subdued New Year’s Eve, planned mostly around virtual events.
Boeing Co's 737 MAX plane restarted commercial flights in Brazil, the first country in the world to do so, 20 months after the aircraft was grounded worldwide by regulators following two deadly crashes.
Another report from the Brazilian Public Security Forum says the number of murders and other violent deaths in Brazil increased 7.1 percent in the first half of the year, despite lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Mental health patients dressed as a princess, a clown, a pharaoh, and other costumes, they were in a carnival group called Loucura Suburbana (Suburban Madness) as they danced along Rio de Janeiro's streets.
Marcelo Crivella, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, says 11 people died after a fire ripped through Badim Hospital.
The hijacker's intentions were unclear as he did not make any particular demands, according to police.
Brazil advanced to the final of the Copa America with a 2-0 win over old rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte thanks to a goal in each half from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
Evangelicals have become an energetic voting base in Brazil, helping right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to become frontrunner in this year's election.
Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who was knifed in the abdomen while campaigning on Thursday, is in serious condition, his son and a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.