Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – A man in the interior of Rio de Janeiro state is lucky to be alive after becoming stuck in a waterfall, pinned between boulders. A hiker who recorded the dramatic rescue on a cellphone … Continue reading
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Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO — A gigantic alligator terrified residents of Jardim São Paulo, a neighborhood of Recife in northeastern Brazil, for a short time Monday. Rising to the occasion, however, the citizens rallied together and captured the titanic … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO — Fire struck a building in Copacabana Monday morning, sending billows of black smoke soaring into the clear blue autumn sky. The fire broke out on the ninth floor and reached the roof of the … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – A couple practicing yoga raised eyebrows among throngs of beachgoers taking advantage of warm temperatures to enjoy the sand and surf Sunday.
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Police at the Recife International Airport arrested a 23-year-old Brazilian hairdresser carrying nearly a kilogram of cocaine in her stomach Friday. According to police, they arrested the woman at around 10 p.m. as she … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian Defense Ministry Thursday committed to open communication with UFO scholars at a Thursday meeting in Brasilia, reported Agencia Brasil. The ministry says that the reason for the move is the large number … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police arrested three men Tuesday, seizing US $1.9 million cash hidden in the spare tire of a truck. According to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), they made the seizure and arrests after two … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Scientists at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), in northern Brazil, put on display the reconstructed fossil of a giant tortoise. They say the 5-foot long tortoise, probably related to a smaller species that … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Seven former Brazilian justice ministers announced that they now support decriminalizing drugs for personal use. The ministers, who served during the Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva administrations presented their arguments … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Bia and Branca Feres – known as the Olson Twins of Brazil – were assaulted early Saturday morning in Tijuca while returning home from a nightclub.
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Police in suburban Sao Paulo released raw video showing an armed robber drop dead as he holds up a gas station Tuesday night. Civil police in Mogi das Cruzes, population 400-thousand, 40 kilometers east … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Two armed men with hoods covering their faces stole 26.5 kilograms of gold bars Wednesday from an aircraft in Manaus, capital of Amazonas. According to police, the robbers tied up the plane’s crew, took … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – An alligator greeted students arriving at a posh private school in Rio’s fashionable West Zone Monday morning. The animal, about a meter long, found his way into the swimming pool at Colégio Saint John, … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Six brothers and sisters from the same family in southern Brazil all got married in a joint Mass Saturday night. The siblings tied the knot at Christ the King Church in the curiously named … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – South America’s first skyscraper, Rio de Janeiro’s 22-story ‘A Noite’ building, opened in 1929, gained protection as a historical landmark this week. Constructed using the then new technology of reinforced concrete, the Art Deco … Continue reading