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Rio relatively calm says city government
30 Jul 2016
Rio de Janeiro's local government says the city is much calmer ahead of the Olympic Games than it was before the 2014 soccer world cup, despite political turmoil.
Brazil violence increases as economy falters
11 Jul 2016
As Brazil's economy falters so are plans to develop homes in the poorest slums. In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, crime and violence have gone up, along with complaints of police brutality.
Rio declares financial emergency ahead of Olympics
18 Jun 2016
The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has declared a state of financial emergency and has asked for funding during the Olympics.
Trouble in Rio ahead of the Olympics
16 Jun 2016
When Rio de Janeiro secured the rights to host the Olympics, the city's residents were proud and excited. But, less than two months before the games, the Brazilian city finds itself bogged down by financial and social problems.
Neglected diseases affect a billion people worldwide
11 Jun 2016
A group of doctors and patients met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss illnesses that receive little attention or funding.
Brazil's Rousseff joins protesters calling for her return
3 Jun 2016
Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff joins protesters in Rio de Janeiro calling for her return to power.