Brazil

Brazil sends federal troops to prisons after wave of deadly revolts

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,...

At least 33 reported dead in second Brazil prison riot this week

At least 33 people are dead after the second prison riot in Brazil this week, local media reported Friday, citing justice officials.

Olympics boosted Brazil to tourism record in 2016

Hosting the Olympic Games in 2016 boosted tourist numbers to a new record for Brazil, the Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday.

Fifty reported dead in Brazil jail riot

At least 50 inmates have died in a prison riot in Brazil, security authorities in the north-western state of Amazonas say.

12 killed as man opens fire at New Year's party in Brazil

Twelve people died when a man opened fire at a New Year's Eve party in Brazil and then turned the gun on himself, the country's state news agency, Agencia Brasil, reported Sunday.

Brazil police: wife, lover plotted murder of Greek ambassador

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...

Brazilian police confirm murder of Greek ambassador

Police in Brazil on Friday confirmed that the Greek ambassador to the country was murdered, the G1 news portal reported.

Bolivia arrests three at footballer crash airline

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 declared Copa Sudamericana champions after plane crash

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...

Airline in footballer crash dismissed air authorities' warnings

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,...

Investigation points to fuel shortage in Colombia plane crash

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...

Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia - 71 dead

The Brazilian football team Chapecoense AF were flying to what might have been their greatest triumph

76 dead in Colombia plane crash, police say

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...

Plane carrying Brazilian footballers crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying more than 80 people, including members of the Brazilian club football team Chapecoense, crashed in Colombia early Tuesday morning, local broadcaster Caracol reported.

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in Rio de Janeiro

Four military policemen were killed in Rio de Janeiro Saturday when a police helicopter crashed following clashes in one of the city's most notorious slums, the news website Globo reported.