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Brazil Violence

Brazil Braces For Widespread Protests

AP | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved publi...

Rio Officials Ask For Federal Help After Slum Attacks

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top officials from Rio de Janeiro said Friday they want elite federal police and possibly army troops sent to the city to help...

Violent Clash Erupts In Rio Over Bus Fare Hike

AP | RENATA BRITO | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police and protesters violently clashed in Rio de Janeiro's main train station Thursday in a demonstration against a 10-cent h...

U.N. Human Rights Agency Calls For Investigation In Brazil

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO (AP) — The United Nation's human rights agency called Wednesday for an "immediate, impartial and effective investigation" into the violenc...

90 Protesters Arrested During Clashes In Sao Paulo

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

One person was injured and 90 detained while trucks and buses were torched in Sao Paulo late Monday in renewed violence after police fatally shot a 17...

The 7th Most Violent Country In The World

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

More than one million people were murdered in Brazil between 1980 and 2011, making it the world's seventh most violent country, a survey showed Thursd...

140 Murdered In Brazil's Largest City Over The Past Two Weeks

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- At least 140 people have been murdered in South America's biggest city over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence, Sao Paulo's ...

60 Year-Old Family Feud May Have Led To At Least 95 Murders

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian authorities are trying to extinguish a 60-year-old family feud they say has led to at least 95 murders. Police say they s...

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...