Rio de Janeiro
Megacity in Southeast, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro ▸ Facts ▸ Comments ▸ News ▸ Videos
Dozens dance in Rio de Janeiro's streets despite COVID-19
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 00:50Published
Rio de Janeiro’s beaches fill up as COVID restrictions ease
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 02:58Published
Brazil: Schools reopen in Rio de Janeiro amid legal disputes
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 03:02Published
Brazil Independence Day: Thousands hit Rio beaches despite COVID
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 02:42Published
You Might Like
SW Trump populistsLeaders from Viktor Orbán to Jair Bolsonaro are wary of a return to geopolitics as usual In Budapest, Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, says he is “rooting for another victory for..
Covid 19 coronavirus: On Brazil's island of cats, virus led to starvation, cannibalismAll the locals knew the island just west of Rio de Janeiro was teeming with cats. The locals left food for them and even brought tourists. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and human support dried up,..
Covid 19 coronavirus: Brazil 'desperate for a respite' as cases pass 5 millionDozens of people converged on the cobblestone streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro for its traditional Pedra do Sal samba party — the first since the pandemic began — and it seemed Brazil was..
Hamilton against new Rio circuit being built in Camboata ForestLewis Hamilton opposes plans to hold the Brazilian Grand Prix at a new track in Rio De Janeiro to be built on land that is currently forest.
US on Brink of 7 Million COVID-19 CasesThe Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Friday that the U.S. is on the brink of having an astounding 7 million COVID-19 cases. India follows the U.S. with 5.8 million and Brazil..
ShowBiz Minute: Knievel, Lovato, Rio CarnivalEvel Knievel's son suing Disney over "Toy Story 4" character; Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months; Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century. (Sept. 25)
Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a centuryA cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be..
Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smearRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on..
‘Rio is just the tip of the iceberg’: First Nations groups call for strengthened cultural protectionsThe First Nations Heritage Protection Alliances warns that without stronger legislation, more culturally significant sites will be damaged.
Ronaldinho returns to Brazil after house arrest in ParaguayFormer Barcelona star Ronaldinho has returned to Brazil after almost six months in custody in neighboring Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport. Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis were..
Guess Who This Little Explorer Turned Into!Before this nature lover was making her way through the wild life in the entertainment world, she was just another little lady loving the great outdoors growing up in Rio de Janeiro, before moving to..
Flordelis de Souza: Brazilian MP accused of ordering husband's murderPolice say the evangelical lawmaker is behind an alleged family murder plot in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro reopens Christ the Redeemer after virus closureMajor tourist sites in Rio de Janeiro, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the Brazilian city, reopened to the public after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus..
Rio de Janeiro seeks to roll out mobile app for beachgoers braving pandemicBy Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Sunbathers wanting to visit Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches, despite Brazil's raging COVID-19 epidemic, could soon be able to reserve socially-distant..
Brazil reports 572 more deaths from COVID-19RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Brazil on Sunday reported 572 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the...
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll surpasses 90,000RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death toll surging past 90,000 people. Despite the record..
Rio 200m finalist Stevens banned for Tokyo Olympics after missing three testsRio Olympic finalist Deajah Stevens is banned until after the Tokyo Games after missing three anti-doping tests.
Brazilian president reiterates need to reopen countryRIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's mayors and governors need to reopen the country for business, said President Jair Bolsonaro on...
Brazil LGBTQ group hides from virus in Copacabana buildingRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a courtyard a few blocks from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, a dozen people get settled on broken couches beneath a banner reading “Cure Your Prejudice.” They face..
Brazil press group files criminal complaint against Bolsonaro for removing maskRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Brazilian Press Association on Thursday filed a criminal complaint to the Supreme Court against President Jair Bolsonaro, after he took off his mask in a televised..
Brazil's president says hydroxychloroquine to cure his virusRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug..
COVID-19: Brazil approves law requiring masks on streets, public transportRio de Janeiro, Jul 4 (AP) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro approved a law requiring masks on streets and in...
Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sightRIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world’s second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate..
Bolsonaro supporter vandalises Brazil beach memorial to coronavirus victimsA beach memorial to Brazil’s coronavirus victims has been vandalised by a supporter of the country’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. Brazilians critical of their government’s response to the..
Covid-19: Brazilians to participate in Chinese vaccine trialRIO DE JANEIRO: The Sao Paulo state government announced Thursday that Brazil's Instituto Butantan reached an agreement with the Chinese laboratory Sinovac Biotech to produce an experimental vaccine..
Graves dug in Rio beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemicBrazilians critical of their government's ambiguous response to a surging coronavirus pandemic dug 100 graves and stuck black crosses in the sand of Rio's Copacabana beach on Thursday in a tribute to..
Rio de Janeiro governor faces impeachment proceedings over graft investigationsA majority of the assembly members of the Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Wednesday to start impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel for alleged graft.
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro followed Trump’s coronavirus blueprint. Now its cases are surgingRIO DE JANEIRO – He's shown disdain for facts and science-based recommendations. He's said the public will eventually realize they were "tricked" by governors and large parts of the media over a..
Judge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 dataJudge orders Bolsonaro to resume publishing Brazil Covid-19 data The Guardian UK Tom Phillips and Caio Barretto Briso in Rio de Janeiro Tue 9 Jun 2020 15.25 BST Link:...
Brazil sows further confusion by releasing contradictory sets of COVID-19 dataRIO DE JANEIRO — After removing cumulative numbers for how many people have died in Brazil of coronavirus from a national website, the government sowed further confusion and controversy by releasing..
In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly copsThe killing of another black teenager by Rio de Janeiro police last month was, based on the numbers, unremarkable – one of hundreds gunned down every year by some of the world's deadliest cops.
Also reported by •Reuters
Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemicA Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro's favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in..
Rio looks to reopen as Brazil approaches Italy in coronavirus deathsThe mayor of Rio de Janeiro allowed more than 10,000 street vendors to go back to work on Thursday and Brazil's president pressed for legal action to force local governments to reopen beaches, as the..
Brazil registers world's fifth highest death toll from COVID-19RIO DE JANEIRO, May 30 -- Brazil has the fifth highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world, after registering over 1,000...
Brazil tops 25,000 virus deathsRIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday, as the country emerged as the latest epicenter in the global pandemic. The health ministry said it had..
Sea turtles appear next to Rio airport thanks to fewer flights amid pandemicSea turtles have been spotted swimming amid garbage next to an airport in Brazil's tourist hotspot of Rio de Janeiro, as the scream of jet engines that would normally keep them away has been largely..
Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probeBrazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as..
Brazil's Rio governor denies wrongdoing in criminal probe; attacks BolsonaroThe governor of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro denied any wrongdoing after the federal police searched his residences in connection with a corruption probe, according to a strongly worded statement on..
In Bolsonaro's Brazil, everyone but himself is to blame for virusRio De Janeiro: With Brazil emerging as one of the world’s most infected countries,president Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors,..
Virus hits young people harder in BrazilRio De Janeiro: More young people are dying of COVID-19 in Brazil than other countries, a trend driven partly by demographics -- the overall population is younger -- but also by poverty and the need to..
Corpse lay on the street in coronavirus-racked Rio for 30 hoursValnir da Silva died on the streets of a poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Saturday. His body lay on the sidewalk for 30 hours, according to relatives and neighbors.
Rio pet delivery brings companionship to Brazilians in isolationThree-year-old Sansa, a black dog with a white spot on her belly, spent nearly a year in a Rio de Janeiro animal shelter before the coronavirus pandemic restricted visitors, making her odds of being..
Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favelaA deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighbourhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.
Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may release tape in police probeBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he is considering releasing a video that sources say shows him explaining that he needs a friendly police chief in Rio de Janeiro to shield his..
Brazil records deadliest day with 881 confirmed COVID-19 deathsRio de Janeiro/Brasilia: Brazil’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus passed Germany on Tuesday, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fought states over his wish to reopen gyms and beauty..
On tape, Bolsonaro cites protecting his family in push to swap top Rio cop: sourceBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in an April cabinet meeting that he needed to change Rio de Janeiro's chief of the federal police to protect family members under investigation, a person with..
Pandemic politics costing lives in BrazilRIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro keeps saying coronavirus fears are overblown. Other officials at the federal, state and local levels insist the danger is all too real. Brazil is torn..
How an Argentine family quarantines inside a sailboat near Rio de JaneiroConstanza Coll had planned to give up her full-time home aboard a sailboat, currently traveling along the Brazilian coast, in time to give birth to her second child in a public hospital in her native..
Live COVID-19 updates: Brazil reports close to 10,000 deaths from COVID-19BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 9,897 with 751 new deaths..
Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of meddling in Rio federal policeThe president’s sons,...