The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.
Thousands of revelers took part in colourful street parties in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday ahead of the famous Carnival.
Emotions were raw as Chapecoense played their first match since most of their players died in a plane crash.
Brazilian singer Loalwa Braz, who found fame with the 1980s hit Lambada has been found dead near her home in Saquarema, Brazil.
At least 27 inmates have now thought to have died in the latest violence to erupt in a Brazilian prison.
At least 31 inmates are killed in a Brazilian prison in what is believed to be a drug gang revenge attack.
Over 100 prisoners are on the loose and 56 have died after two rival drugs gangs ran riot in a Brazilian prison.
Around 60 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil in what officials say is the biggest prison massacre in the history of the state of Manaus.
Around 60 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil. The fighting was sparked by a war between rival drug gangs in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus.
A gunman has stormed a New Year’s party at a house in Brazil, killing eleven people including his ex-wife and eight-year-old son.
In a plot-twist worthy of a telenovela, a policeman from Rio de Janeiro has confessed to murdering the Greek ambassador to Brazil, who is said to have been his lover’s…
Media reports in Brazil say investigators believe a policeman and the wife of the Greek ambassador may have been behind his killing after a body was found in a car.
Brazilian police looking for the missing Greek ambassador to the country have found a body inside a burnt-out car.
Brazil’s Chapecoense football club were presented with the Copa Sudamericana trophy three weeks after suffering the loss of almost all their players in a plane…
Brazilian Senators approved a constitutional amendment to limit public spending for 20 years, prompting demonstrations in numerous states.
Teams across Brazil pay tribute to Chapecoense, the club at the centre of a plane crash tragedy, on the last day of the football season
An Italian tourist has been shot dead after mistakenly entering a hillside favela in Rio de Janeiro.
Gustavo Vargas, the chief executive of Bolivian charter airline LaMia, has been detained for questioning.
A group of man splash water on a dolphin after it became beached on Itacoatiara beach in Niteroi.
Wake held for soccer plane-crash victims in Brazil The small agricultural town of Chapeco has held a wake for football players who died in a Colombian plane crash as they headed to the Copa Sudamerica
Fans, families and officials gather in southern Brazil to pay their respects to victims of the plane crash that wiped out most of the squad.
A huge memorial service has been held for the victims of the deadly plane crash which wiped out a Brazilian football team.