A large float crashed into revellers at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations, injuring 20 people, eight of them so seriously that they had to be taken to hospital, the news portal O Globo reported on Monday.
Brazil's government sent dozens of federal security forces to secure prisons in the country's north on Tuesday after gang-linked massacres left 100 inmates dead in the first week of the year, according to media reports.
The wife of Greece's ambassador to Brazil and her presumed lover were arrested Friday for murdering the diplomat in what authorities called a planned "crime of passion," Rio de Janeiro's Policia Civil said.
Bolivian authorities Tuesday arrested the director and two employees of Bolivian charter airline Lamia, whose sole operational plane crashed last week with most of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense aboard, a prosecutor investigating the case said.
The South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL Monday declared Chapecoense AF the winner of the 2-million-dollar Copa Sudamericana following an airplane crash last week that killed most of the team on its way to the cup finals.
The dispatcher for a charter flight that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people, had clashed with Bolivian aviation officials who warned the flight was too long to make without a refuelling stop, Bolivian media reported on Thursday.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that a charter jet that crashed in Colombia while carrying 77 people, including a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, authorities said Wednesday.
Seventy-six people, including members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, are dead after a chartered plane carrying 81 people crashed in the mountains of Colombia on Tuesday, according to police.
At least eight prisoners were asphyxiated in a fire during a battle between rival gangs in a Brazilian prison Monday, bringing to 33 the number of dead in two separate prisons in less than 24 hours, according to media reports.
Brazil's Senate overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office on charges of breaking budget laws, bringing to a decisive end 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers' Party.
Croatia's Blanka Vlasic came in third in the women's high jump event in Rio clearing the bar at 1.97 metres on Saturday, and thus added this bronze to the silver she won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while the title of the new Olympic champion went to Spaniard Ruth Beitia.
Neymar was the toast of Brazilian football Saturday after converting the winning penalty in a shoot-out to give Brazil a first Olympic football gold as they beat Germany in the men's final at a raucous Maracana Stadium.
Italy walked away with a bronze medal Saturday after beating Montenegro 12-10 in the men's water polo competition at the Rio Olympics, ahead of a showdown for the gold medal between Serbia and Croatia.
More than half of the schoolchildren who have been given free tickets to fill the stands at the Olympic Games have not shown up at sports events, local organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada said Thursday.
Barcelona superstar Neymar needed no more than 15 seconds to find the net in the 6-0 romp against Honduras on Wednesday and set Brazil en route to a rematch with Germany in the final of the men's Olympic football tournament.
Barcelona superstar Neymar needed no more than 15 seconds to find the net against Honduras on Wednesday and inspire Brazil into a thumping 6-0 win in the Olympic football semi-final in the Maracana Stadium.
Pre-Olympic fears over a Zika outbreak in Rio were so strong that some called for the Games to be cancelled, yet there hasn't been a single reported case during the competition - mainly thanks to the South American winter. But poor sewage systems in Brazil mean the virus is likely to return as temperatures increase.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three team-mates were robbed at gunpoint by individuals posing as police in Rio de Janeiro in the early hours of Sunday morning, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has confirmed.
Athletes go through certain rituals ahead of their competitions, but undertaking an unwanted city tour is not one of them. Yet that's just what happened to a group of swimmers before their Olympic race.
Michael Phelps won a fourth consecutive men's 200-metre individual medley on Thursday, claiming the 22nd Olympic gold of his career in Rio de Janeiro, while the women's 100m freestyle resulted in an astonishing tie.
Gunshots, queues, empty seats: apart from the athletes themselves, not much is running smoothly in Rio. Olympic teething problems are nothing new, but the hosts are struggling to bring things under control.
The cities of Dubrovnik and Zagreb have presented their tourism industries to some 150 Brazilian tourist agents and journalists at the Croatia House, opened in Rio de Janeiro, for the Summer Olympic Games, officials from the Dubrovnik Tourism Office reported on Wednesday.
Brazil's Senate gave the final approval for an impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, bringing closer her possible dismissal on charges of manipulating government accounts.
Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia maintained China's 100 per cent Olympic record in the women's synchronised 10-metre diving event on Tuesday, in an unusually green pool, and kept alive hopes of a clean sweep.
Anna van der Breggen delivered the Netherlands its first gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Sunday in a nail-biting finish to the women's cycling road race, which saw her team-mate Annemiek van Vleuten injured in a nasty fall.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Mark Adams on Sunday firmly dismissed suggestions that Rio should not have been elected host city because of security and other concerns after several incidents.
When the Olympic Games open on Friday, not only will Brazil be under the spotlight, but South America will also have to show it is up to the challenge of delivering in the continent's first stab at hosting the world's premier sporting event.
Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a lower court's order blocking WhatsApp, the latest reversal in an ongoing spat between the messaging service and authorities over access to encrypted data, Brazilian media reported.
A Brazil court blocked WhatsApp across the country Tuesday for the third time in a year in an ongoing spat between the messaging service and authorities over user records WhatsApp says it does not have, according to media reports.
Brazil will increase the number of soldiers patrolling the streets of Rio de Janeiro during next month's Olympic Games in response to a crime wave, the country's interim defence minister said Wednesday.