It came after at least 10 people died during police operations to capture a drug trafficker
Rio's mayor says the Olympics could be a 'big failure' due to financial crisis
Zika is not Ebola but lessons can be learnt. Act decisively, act together, don’t hold back and make all the necessary funds available, and keep telling the public every step of the way exactly how it is
Exclusive Q&A : Ms Rousseff said she was the victim of a 'parliamentary coup'
‘Serious economic crisis’ blamed on tax shortfall as country’s oil revenues slide
Exclusive: Mayor of Rio de Janeiro says he felt "at war" in London, security in Rio will be massive but less oppressive
The drug resistant microbes can cause complex urinary, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and bloodstream infections
Mr Hunt, a 25-year-old electrician, went missing on 21 May after leaving Rio’s airport during a world trip with his friend
Global sugar market faces deficit
'I fell asleep and woke up in a different place with a man underneath me, another one on top and two others holding my hands'
This year, Brazil should be celebrating its world-power status. Instead its Olympics are in jeopardy, and the country is mired in corruption and endemic inequality – Alex Cuadros, the world’s first-ever ‘billionaire correspondent’ (for Bloomberg News), arrived in 2010 and spent five years there
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'It is absurd that in the 21st Century we should have to live with barbaric crimes such as this'
'I want people to know that it is not the woman’s fault. You can’t blame a robbery victim, for being robbed'
Former minister for the Olympics, Tessa Jowell, says virus is 'matter of great concern'
The 16-year-old victim was unconcious during the attack, which has sparked protests calling for an end to Brazil's 'rape culture'