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Film in Rio takes favelas’ day to day dangers to the big screen

Producers are wrapping up production on a new film that depicts the failed project to suppress violence in Rio’s favelas.

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Japanese Princess Mako visits Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

Princess Mako, the eldest grandchild of Japanese Emperor Akihito, stops at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro at the start of her Brazilian tour to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Japanese immigration to the country.

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Beer per goal: Belgian bistro in Rio ready for Brazil showdown

A Belgian bistro in Rio de Janeiro prepares for a big crowd to watch the World Cup quarter-finals game against Brazil, offering a free beer for every goal either side scores.

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Rio police reenact black activist’s murder scene

Rio de Janeiro police stage a reenactment of the murder of city politician and black rights activist Marielle Franco in an attempt to boost the investigation. Following the reenactment, a government minister was quoted as saying they are closing in on the killers.

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Brazilians march for legalisation of cannabis in Rio

Demonstrators and marijuana enthusiasts take part in a rally on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, as part as the world day for the legalisation of cannabis.

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Neymar return to Paris boosts World Cup hopes

An almost fit again Neymar will fly from Rio to Paris some 40 days ahead of the World Cup finals in Russia, French daily L’Equipe has reported.

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Rio police train with military for tactital favela operations

Brazilian police officers train with the military in this mock scenario involving drug dealers to better respond to tactical operations in favelas.

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Thousands of Brazilians mourn slain Rio councillor and activist

Thousands of Brazilians take to the streets to mourn a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and outspoken critic of police brutality, who was shot in an assassination-style killing.

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Over ten thousand march in Sao Paulo after councilwoman murder

Over ten thousand people marched down Sao Paulo’s Paulista Avenue Thursday night, demanding an end to violence, after the assassination of Rio’s left-leaning councilwoman Marielle Franco. IMAGES

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Crowd protests brazen murder of Rio councillor, rights activist

A growing crowd gathers in central Rio de Janeiro to mourn a leftist city councilwoman and outspoken critic of police brutality who was shot nearby in an assassination-style killing.