Former president Temer arrives at Rio police HQ after arrest

Former Brazil’s president Michel Temer arrives at Rio de Janeiro’s police headquarters after being arrested on allegations that he was the leader of a criminal organization involved in corruption, embezzlement and money laundering. IMAGES

Rio’s stray bullets cause innocents to suffer

Parents and friends of Maria Eduarda, a schoolgirl killed two years ago by stray police bullets in Rio de Janeiro, protest in front of the governor’s office. According to Rio de Paz, the NGO that organized the protest, 54 children under the age of 14 have been killed by stray bullets in Rio since 2007.

Brazilians commemorate Marielle Franco’s murder a year on

Brazilians mark the first anniversary of the murder of Rio councilor Marielle Franco with flowers, candles and protest banners during the event “Justice for Marielle,” just days after the arrest of two police officers suspected of killing her. IMAGES of the event organized in front of the Rio de Janeiro’s local assembly, where Marielle Franco was deputy

Mass held in Rio on anniversary of councilor’s murder

Rio de Janeiro’s religious community holds a mass on the first anniversary of councilwoman Marielle Franco’s murder. IMAGES

Rio de Janeiro parties during second night of Carnival

Rio de Janeiro parties at the second and final night of its world-famous carnival, as the Sao Clemente Samba school parades through the Sambadrome, a huge concrete arena built by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Samba schools put on a majestic show for Rio carnival

Thousands of dancers from Rio de Janeiro’s elite samba schools roll out their traditional parades of feathers and sequins — combined with a large dose of social and political commentary — as the main business of the giant annual Carnival got under way.

Brazilians ready to roll for giant Rio Carnival

While heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro delay the opening of the city’s giant annual Carnival, thousands of dancers from elite samba schools roll out their traditional parades of feathers and sequins.

Samba schools ready to roll for giant Rio Carnival

Thousands of dancers from Rio de Janeiro’s elite samba schools roll out their traditional parades of feathers and sequins — combined with a large dose of social and political commentary — as the main business of the giant annual Carnival gets under way. IMAGES

King Momo declares Rio carnival officially open

After a day of suspense, the key to the city of Rio de Janeiro is finally handed over to King Momo, the carnival king, just a couple of hours before the first parades. Once more, the evangelical mayor of Rio didn’t personally hand over the keys as tradition dictates.

Exhibition in honour of former football star Ronaldinho

An exhibition in honor of former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho is held at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.