Edition:
India

Gabriel Stargardter

Brazil murders maintain downward path in first three months under Bolsonaro - data

18 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The number of homicides in Brazil, which hit a world record in 2017, has continued to fall in the first three months of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's term, according to preliminary state crime data compiled by Reuters.

Bolsonaro targets deadly gangs run from Brazil's prisons

10 Apr 2019

PORTO ALEGRE Before Brazilian prosecutors could conduct an inspection last year of the prison considered the country's worst, its warden had to clear their visit with the jail's de facto authorities: in-house prison gangs. | Video

Brazil crime crackdown excites defence firms at arms expo as economy doubts linger

04 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Global defence and security firms gathered at Latin America's biggest security expo in Rio de Janeiro this week hope Brazil's crackdown on crime will bolster sales to the new right-wing government even as they fret about the weak economy and tough political climate.

Brazil crime crackdown excites defense firms at arms expo as economy doubts linger

03 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3 Global defense and security firms gathered at Latin America's biggest security expo in Rio de Janeiro this week hope Brazil's crackdown on crime will bolster sales to the new right-wing government even as they fret about the weak economy and tough political climate.

Two ex-cops charged with killing activist Brazilian politician

13 Mar 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Two former police officers were arrested on Tuesday on charges they killed a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro prosecutors said, claiming a breakthrough in a crime that sent shock waves through Brazil, a country numbed by rising violence.

President Bolsonaro shocks with Brazil 'golden shower' tweet

07 Mar 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country's massive annual street carnival.

President Bolsonaro shocks Brazil with 'golden shower' tweet

06 Mar 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 6 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country's massive annual street carnival.

Ten players killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo lodging in Rio

09 Feb 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club's youth team and injuring three more, one of them seriously, firefighters and news reports said. | Video

Ten players killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo lodging in Rio

09 Feb 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club's youth team and injuring three more, one of them seriously, firefighters and news reports said. | Video

Brazil minister proposes tougher laws to stem deadly crime wave

05 Feb 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Tougher sentencing and a clampdown on political corruption and organized crime groups are part of the new Brazilian right-wing government's proposal unveiled on Monday to tackle rampant crime in a country with the world's highest number of murders.

World News