2 dead, 2 injured in Rio building collapse

Firefighters on Friday dug through rubble in search of survivors after two small buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two people and leaving another two injured. (April 12)

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Rescue workers try to stabilise Rio after deadly downpour

Emergency workers pain to secure weakened structures whilst relatives grieve for lost family members after flash floods killed several in Rio de Janeiro. Heavy rain overnight inundated parts of the city turning many streets into raging rivers, toppling trees and sweeping away cars.

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue goes dark for Earth Hour

Christ the Redeemer, the emblematic monument of Rio de Janeiro, plunges into darkness for an hour on Saturday as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet’s vanishing plant and animal life. IMAGES.

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

Detained ex-president Temer transferred out of Sao Paulo airport

Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer leaves Sao Paulo airport before his transfer to Rio as he becomes the latest former leader of Brazil to be caught up in a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps. 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