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Shootings erupt in Rio de Janeiro; gov't asks Army's help

Shootouts have erupted in several areas of Rio de Janeiro, prompting Brazilian authorities to shut roads and close schools.Rio Governor Luiz Fernando Pezaotoday asked Army troops to provide backup in Rocinha, Rio's largest slum. Pezao told reporters that ... Business Standard, 1 month ago
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Rio 2016 head Nuzman to be released from jail

Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail after a top court decision.The 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the games to Rio. He is expected ...
 Business Standard4 weeks ago IOC suspends Rio 2016 chief Nuzman amid bribery probe  Prokerala1 month ago Roberto Carlos sentenced to jail for unpaid child support  Prokerala2 months ago

Four children die after Brazil nursery school guard sets them on fire

Rio De Janeiro: A man burned four children to death before setting himself on fire on Thursday at a kindergarten in Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Another 40 people were injured in the attack in the city of Janauba, Xinhua news agency reported.
 Sify1 month ago

Brazil sees 10 billion reais revenue from Eletrobras privatisation - official

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's government expects 2018 revenue of up to 10 billion reais ($3.16 billion) from the privatisation process of power holding company Eletrobras , deputy energy minister Paulo Pedrosa said on Tuesday.
 Business Standard2 months ago Brazil's move to privatise Eletrobras sparks investor euphoria  Sify2 months ago Brazil sees Eletrobras privatization boosting sector; shares soar  Sify2 months ago

1 dead as Greenpeace plane crashes in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro,, Oct 18 (IANS) One person was killed and four others injured when a Greenpeace aircraft crashed in Brazil's Amazon region, a spokesman for the environmental group said."We can confirm that one of the five people who were aboard the plane died ...
 Prokerala1 month ago

Brazilian woman who received heart from German Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A 67-year-old Brazilian woman, once bedridden, has pledged to pursue an active lifestyle, including even canoeing, after receiving the heart of the coach of Germany's slalom canoe team who died following a car crash during the 2016 ...
 Reuters1 month ago
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Rio Olympic head leaves prison; will face corruption charges

Carlos Nuzman left prison after his arrest two weeks ago on eventual charges that he arranged bribes to land the Olympics he headed last year in Rio de Janeiro.Nuzman walked from a Rio prison wearing a white polo shirt, accompanied by his defense team and ...
 Business Standard4 weeks ago

Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief resigns after arrest

The chairman of Brazil's Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges."To be able to fully exercise my right to defense, which has up ...
 Business Standard1 month ago Brazil says bribes were paid to bring 2016 Olympics to Rio  Prokerala2 months ago Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme  Business Standard2 months ago
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Brazil arrests Rio Olympic committee chairman on corruption

Brazilian police arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's hosting of the 2016 Games.Twenty federal police agents swept into Rio de Janeiro's upscale Leblon neighborhood in an early ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

Brazil police arrest Olympic chief in vote-buying scandal

IMAGE: Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Arthur Nuzman arrives to Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters Brazilian police arrested on Thursday the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of conspiring to bribe members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games.   Brazilian investigators say Carlos Arthur Nuzman helped arrange a $2 million bribe to get the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations  Rediff.com1 month ago IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman over vote-buying scandal  Business Standard1 month ago
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