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FEATURE-Politics of Death: Land conflict and murder go "hand i...

By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after witnessing the murder of his friend by a gang of farmers in Brazil's agricultural heartland, indigenous activist Elson Gomes still fears for his life. DNA, 3 weeks ago

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Brazilian port where slaves arrived close to UNESCO status

The worn paving stones discovered under a thick layer of modern concrete in Rio de Janeiro don't look like much at first.
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Olympians oppose new athletics world record proposals

IMAGE: People cool off beneath a water fountain beneath the Olympic rings in Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, on December 30, 2015 (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images A proposal for new world record ratification rules that could have a retroactive effect faced opposition from the World Olympians Associations (WOA) on Friday, who said it would cast suspicion on all past performances. European Athletics, the body governing the sport in Europe, called ...
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Soccer-Fan killed after violent Rio de Janeiro derby game

A Brazilian football fan was shot dead after violence erupted in Rio de Janeiro following a derby match between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama, news reports said on Sunday.
 DNA1 week ago Brazil app tracks gunfire as Rio de Janeiro violence spikes  DNA2 weeks ago Corrected - Brazil apps track gunfire as Rio de Janeiro violence spikes  Reuters2 weeks ago

Brazil slave port given heritage status to preserve "brutal episode" in history

By Sabah Hussain LONDON, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A wharf in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro used as a marketplace for African slaves has been declared a United Nations heritage site to preserve evidence of "one of the most brutal episodes ...
 DNA1 week ago Rio de Janeiro's slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site  Prokerala1 week ago
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Brazil's President says charges against him 'groundless'

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil's President Michel Temer dismissed charges pressed against him as based on "supposed illicit evidence", the media reported. In a speech on Tuesday where he was accompanied by numerous lawmakers and ministers, Temer said he was ...
 Sify3 weeks ago Brazil's AG formally accuses President of graft  Business Standard3 weeks ago Brazilians urge President Temer to step down  Prokerala2 months ago

Brazil authorities seek arrest of 95 Rio de Janeiro police officers

Brazilian authorities issued arrest warrants on Thursday for 95 police officers in Rio de Janeiro state who they say have sold arms and tipped off drug gangs to future operations, in the largest such effort yet to root out corrupt officers.
 DNA3 weeks ago Brazil probes fraud in school, jail meal contracts in Rio de Janeiro  DNA1 month ago

Land rights help fight fires in Guatemala nature reserve - study

By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of northern Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve, an area of lush jungle and historical ruins, are far better at protecting the forest from fires when they have formal land ...
 DNA1 month ago FEATURE-In world's largest urban rainforest, it's conservation vs housing rights  DNA1 month ago Global commodities traders fuel S. America deforestation - report  DNA2 months ago

Some of Rio's poorest rally on posh beach to plead for peace

Hundreds of residents from Rio de Janeiro's ultra-violent favelas descended on the posh Copacabana beach area today to plead for an end to lethal shootouts between drug traffickers and police.
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Mother and daughter killed in crossfire in Rio slum

A 76-year-old woman and her daughter have been killed during a shootout between police and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, apparently hit by stray bullets. Marlene Maria da Conceicao was shot yesterday in the neck in the doorway of her home in the ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago
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