Rio de Janeiro (state)

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Rio de Janeiro (state): State of Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is one of the 27 federative units of Brazil. It has the second largest economy of Brazil, with the largest being that of the state of São Paulo.


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In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly cops

The 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.
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Planting trees with Brazil's prison inmates

An initiative in the state of Rio de Janeiro aims to improve the lives of those behind bars.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro defends son against deepening graft probe

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday defended his son from accusations of corruption and attacked the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors leading an investigation of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro's..
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Brazil investigators carry out raids amid graft probe into Bolsonaro's son

Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors on Wednesday raided properties of the former staff of Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and relatives of the president's ex-wife,..
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Brazil president's son faces fresh corruption probe: state prosecutors

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under a new investigation by Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors for allegedly hiring fake employees during his time as a state lawmaker, the state..
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Rio police arrest seven people, including cop, in Brazil fuel theft gang

Brazilian police in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday arrested seven people, including a police officer, and carried out 12 search warrants relating to an investigation into fuel theft, the public..
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Another of Brazil president's sons facing civil, criminal probe: prosecutors

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Carlos is under investigation by the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor's office, it said on Wednesday, making him the second of the far-right leader's sons to be..
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Rio governor says 'only a matter of time' before he becomes Brazil president

The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday "it is only a matter of..
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12 bodies found in clandestine grave outside Rio de Janeiro

12 bodies found in clandestine grave outside rio de janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO — Police in Rio de Janeiro found a clandestine grave with at least 12 bodies in a district where a militia group operates. The grave was discovered in Itaborai about 25 miles from Rio..
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Former Rio de Janeiro governor tells judge he paid $2 million bribe to host 2016 Olympics

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016..
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Jailed former governor says he bought votes for Rio Olympics

A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state has told a judge he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games - Published