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Brazil: 25 killed in police raid on drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro

At least 25 people, including a police officer, were killed in a shootout on Thursday during an operation against drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho slum, police said. Suspects tried to escape across rooftops as police entered the slum in armoured vehicles and helicopters flew overhead, local media footage showed. Bullets fired during the […]

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João Filipe Barbieri: World’s biggest arms smuggler arrested

One of the world’s biggest arms traffickers was captured in Brazil, police said five months after he escaped from prison using a fake early release document. João Filipe Barbieri was convicted for being part of a gang that smuggled hundreds of rifles from the US hidden in swimming pool equipment. Barbieri was found at his […]

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Brazil’s Covid-19 case tally surpasses the 6 million MILESTONE

Brazil has surpassed more than 6 million Covid-19 cases as the world’s third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway. The Latin American nation joined the United States and India as the only countries to have passed the 6 million mark. With almost 170,000 confirmed fatalities, Brazil has […]

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Brazil mistakenly publishes robbed tourist’s rant

A tourist who was robbed while vacationing in Rio de Janeiro posted a disgusted message online… only to have Brazil’s national tourism board post it to its official Instagram account by mistake. “Rio is such a beautiful city,” begins the message posted by Instagram user @withlai — and that is perhaps as far as the […]