Posts Tagged Rio de Janeiro

Rio eases lockdown despite Brazil cases topping 530,000

UNTV News   •   June 3, 2020

Shops reopened and residents returned to the streets of Rio de Janeiro this week, after local authorities announced a gradual return to economic activity. But for many it is not...

Brazilian gang leader attempts jailbreak dressed as daughter

Robie de Guzman   •   August 6, 2019

A gang leader attempted to break out of a Rio de Janeiro prison while dressed as his teenage daughter, Brazilian authorities said on Sunday (August 3). Clauvino da Silva dressed...

Building collapse leaves 5 dead, 9 injured in Rio de Janeiro

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2019

At least five people were killed, nine injured and 13 others missing, after the collapse of two residential buildings Friday morning in the Muzema slum community, a poor area in...

Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential race

UNTV News   •   October 29, 2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, riding a wave of frustration over corruption and crime that brought a dramatic swing to the right...

Fire engulfs the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro

admin   •   September 3, 2018

A fire hit the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (September 2) afternoon. Videos uploaded to social media showed the blaze consuming the building. Local media...

Yellow fever vaccine advised for travel to Brazil’s Rio, Sao Paulo states

UNTV News   •   March 23, 2017

The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to...

Despite problems, Olympic city of Rio still something to see

admin   •   July 28, 2016

You have seen the postcards. And you have probably read the headlines. Rio de Janeiro is a marvel and a mess all at once. When it hosts the first-ever Olympics...

Global progress against obesity “unacceptably slow”

admin   •   February 20, 2015

(Reuters) – Global progress toward tackling obesity has been “unacceptably slow”, health experts said on Wednesday, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010....


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