A Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday ordered the bank accounts of former billionaire businessman Eike Batista frozen after authorities charged him with stock market manipulation, media reports said.
Four police officers in Rio de Janeiro were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the rapes of three women in a favela in the north of the Brazilian city.
Brazilian police have launched a probe following the release of a video purportedly showing elite officers shooting a man who had apparently turned himself in.
World Cup organizers say two people were treated for injuries after fights involving fans from Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana Stadium.
Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil`s southern state of Parana have claimed the lives of nine people and affected more then 51,418 residents across 74 towns, authorities said Monday.
Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches` growing heft in the world`s largest Roman Catholic country.
Six police officers in Rio de Janeiro have been arrested on charges of stopping trucks carrying women`s underwear, stealing their merchandise and extorting money from their drivers.
A retired Brazilian colonel who confessed to torturing and killing detainees during the country`s 1964-1985 military dictatorship died from a heart attack during a break-in at his home.
Brazilian police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of angry mourners who attended the Rio funeral Thursday of a dancer friends and family say was the victim of police brutality.
One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted near Rio`s famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.
Brazil has launched a campaign against the sexual exploitation of minors as it readies to host millions of visitors for the 2014 World Cup of soccer.
The bodies of 40 newborn babies and fetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities said today, comparing it to a horror movie.
Rio de Janeiro`s colourful flora and fauna has inspired a new fashion line by streetwear brand adidas Originals and Brazil`s womenswear label The Farm Company ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Hundreds of protesters are demonstrating in Rio de Janeiro`s streets against a 10-cent hike in bus fares.
More than 1,000 demonstrators protesting hikes in public transport fares clashed with police in Rio in the latest example of simmering social tensions in the run-up to this year`s World Cup.
The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city`s most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said .
The toll from heavy rains and flooding in Brazil`s southeast states climbed to 45, authorities said.
A contingent of MLAs from Karnataka is planning to embark on a 10 to 12-day tour of Brazil, Argentina and Peru next month.
Former US president Bill Clinton, currently on a visit to Rio de Janeiro, said he opposes economic espionage on Washington`s allies such as Brazil.
The world`s tallest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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