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10:42, 29 December 2016 Thursday

Rio's unpaid government workers line up for food

The state of Rio, which is fighting off bankruptcy, has stopped paying salaries and pensions amid the crisis -- leaving nearly half a million people and their families to depend on private charity.

09:31, 08 September 2016 Thursday

Paralympics Rio opens Games for 'superhumans'

Paralympics were declared open during a mammoth opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium

10:48, 10 January 2015 Saturday

Brazil protests over transport price hike turn violent

Police arrest more than 50 demonstrators in São Paulo.

14:34, 24 June 2014 Tuesday

Three Brazilians die in shoot-out in Rio shantytown

Local media reported that two youths and a police officer died in the incident in the Complexo do Alemao shantytown.

10:03, 06 May 2014 Tuesday

Violence forces early start to Rio World Cup security

A World Cup security plan for Rio de Janeiro, which swells the number of police patrolling the city's streets to 2,000, has been brought forward after a spike in violence.

10:03, 03 May 2014 Saturday

Brazil's largest favela gripped by gunfire

Brazil's biggest shantytown, located in Rio, is under tight security after at least one person is killed in gun battles with criminals reportedly attempting to retake the territory.

10:52, 29 April 2014 Tuesday

Cars burned after deadly Brazil favela gun battle

Cars were set ablaze and police presence was reinforced in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown after an elderly woman is killed in crossfire between police and criminals. World Cup kicks off in less than seven weeks.

10:02, 12 April 2014 Saturday

Violence as Brazil police evict Rio squatters

Scenes of violence, vandalism and looting in Rio de Janeiro as police retake a vast disused commercial building complex from squatters.

10:54, 04 April 2014 Friday

2 700 Brazilian troops occupy Rio shantytown

Some 2,700 federal troops will be deployed to the Maré favela complex located near Rio's international airport for the World Cup.

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