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Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club

14 Dec 2018

ITAGUAI, Brazil Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine.

Wider Image: Polarizing Brazil election forces women off fence

26 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO In Brazil's most polarizing election in decades, women have long held the decisive swing vote, with a quarter of the female electorate up for grabs just a month ago — twice the undecided rate among Brazilian men.

Wider Image:'Mermaids' find raison d'etre in Brazil

11 Aug 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Children with disabilities being treated at Brazil's hospitals, where economic hardship has crimped services, are getting an emotional lift from a mythical creature of the sea: a mermaid.

Second accident mars Rio Carnival parade finale, 12 hurt

28 Feb 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO The top of a towering float collapsed during the final night of the parade by Rio's elite samba troupes early on Tuesday, injuring 12 people in the second accident to mar Brazil's glittering Carnival show.

Rio sambas on to The Beatles after accident mars Carnival

28 Feb 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Carnival revelers in Rio de Janeiro danced on to Beatles songs set to Brazilian samba rhythms on Monday after an accident injuring 20 people marred the annual pre lenten bacchanalia the night before.

Carnival float crushes spectators at Rio samba parade, 20 hurt

27 Feb 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27 The spectacular Carnival parade of Rio's top samba troupes was marred by the injury of 20 people who where pushed against a wall by a faulty float at the start of the famed Sambadrome show, organizers said on Monday.

Mixed feelings for Rio residents just days ahead of Olympics

02 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Just days before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises.

Mixed feelings for Rio residents just days ahead of Olympics

02 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Just days before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises.

Wider Image: Synchronized swimmers hope for hometown success in Brazil

21 Jun 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's synchronized swimming team is planning to make waves in August, when Rio de Janeiro becomes the first South American city to host the Olympics.

From Congo to Brazil, refugee lives Olympic dream

04 Jun 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Growing up as an orphan in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Popole Misenga never imagined he would be competing in the Olympic Games in his adopted city of Rio de Janeiro, much less for a new refugee team. | Video

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