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Worrying Rise In Brazil's Assaults Ahead Of World Cup

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.22.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marcelo Gomez was taking the bus home from a soccer match at Maracana stadium, where the World Cup final will be played, when ...

David Lohr

WATCH: Man Allegedly Caught Molesting Mannequin

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.04.2014 | Weird News

The expression "different strokes for different folks" could be aptly applied to the case of a Brazilian man who was reportedly caught on camera havin...

Brazil's Mass Beach Robberies Return

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the tropical sun blazing from a near cloudless sky and waves lapping at golden sand, it seemed like a perfect day at the ...

WATCH: Police Helicopter UNLOADS On Whole Neighborhood During Pursuit

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

A video showing Brazilian police spraying a Rio de Janeiro slum with gunfire from a helicopter while in pursuit of a drug trafficker has raised concer...

Gender Bender Escapes Prison

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News

He thought jail was a real drag. Brazilian prisoner and alleged drug trafficker Ronaldo Silva recently attempted to escaped his lockup in his wife'...

Murders Spike During Police Strike

AP | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

SAO PAULO — The murder rate in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has soared during a state police strike that has entered its fourth day. Th...

Rio de Janeiro: 60,000 Unsolved Murders In 10 Years

AP | Posted 09.09.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro's public defenders' department says the Brazilian state has accumulated more than 60,000 unsolved murders in the last...

Miss Brazil Robbed At Gunpoint

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Crime

SAO PAULO — Miss Brazil has been robbed at gunpoint in front of her home. The Miss Brazil pageant press office says that Debora Lyra was held u...

Carnaval in Rio: How to Have Fun and Not Get Mugged

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is bigger and better than ever in 2010, with the street celebrations having surged in popularity over the last ten years an...

Brazil Brothers Charged With Burying Father Alive

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two brothers were charged with killing their father, a local Afro-Brazilian religious leader, by knocking him out with sleeping...

Brazil: Sao Paulo Tunnel Thieves Steal Nearly $6 Million Whilst Soccer Grips Nation

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Thieves who spent months tunneling from a rented house to an armored car company's safe made off with nearly $6 million over the wee...

Brazil, Newest Olympic City, Rattled By Violence

nytimes.com | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO Just over two weeks ago, this striking city landed the 2016 Olympic Games, the first ever in South America, setting off a sweaty, impr...

Brazil's Crime Keeps Armored Car Demand High

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After being robbed twice in traffic, once at gunpoint, João Neves cast aside whatever concerns he had about the global economic crisis and bought him...