Despite funding cuts, local media estimate that 800,000 people gathered on Copacabana beach for the annual event.
The body of a Humpback whale that was saved over the weekend has turns up dead on a beach in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil has stepped up security in Rio de Janeiro amid a rise in violence by organised crime gangs.
Brazilian oil and mining magnate Eike Batista has left a Rio de Janeiro jail for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges.
Children in Rio de Janeiro took part in the junior Carnival parade competition on Tuesday.
At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade.
It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri
At least a dozen people have been injured, one seriously, following a float crash at Rio de Janeiro’s world famous carnival parade.
Rio de Janeiro’s annual samba extravaganza got into full swing on Saturday in typical style.
Organisers promised the Rio de Janeiro Olympics would bring long-term benefits to the Brazilian city and its residents.
Thousands of revelers took part in colourful street parties in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday ahead of the famous Carnival.
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…
Brazilian police looking for the missing Greek ambassador to the country have found a body inside a burnt-out car.
An Italian tourist has been shot dead after mistakenly entering a hillside favela in Rio de Janeiro.
The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are the 15th edition of the competition The Games first took to the world stage in Rome in 1960, a week after the regular summer Olympics ended in the…
Andrei Fomochkin has been banned from the Rio Paralympic Games after waving a Russian flag at the opening ceremony.
Almost everything has been scaled back, from venues to seating and staffing, after the organising committee ran out of money.
What the wind and rain isn’t bringing down is starting to come down as workers begin to dismantle the Olympics infrastructure not needed for the upcoming…
Women’s javelin throw is up next and Croatia’s Sara Kolak takes home the gold and sets a new national record.
Four US swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint made up the story police say to cover up a vandalism incident.