Rio de Janeiro

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Final minutes of Air France flight AF447 to be examined as trial opens
Air France and Airbus are being tried on charges of involuntary manslaughter after 228 people died in the 2009 crash

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

10, Oct, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Javari valley: the lawless primal wilderness where Dom Phillips went missing
The largest refuge for Indigenous tribes living in isolation is also a hotspot for poachers and illegal loggers and a major smuggling route for cocaine traffickers

Dan Collyns in Lima

09, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

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‘Carnival is politics’: revellers bring anti-Bolsonaro sentiment to Rio’s streets
With elections less than six months away, many see festival as a chance to vent their anger at far-right president

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

24, Apr, 2022 @1:49 PM

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‘No greater triumph’: excitement builds in Rio for carnival’s return
After the pain of Covid and its cancellations, a Brazilian samba school gears up

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

21, Apr, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Rio carnival groups fight for right to party ahead of official celebrations
Samba schools will return to action but ‘blocos’ – street groups – are furious they have not yet received authorization to gather

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

14, Apr, 2022 @4:24 PM

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‘Samba is politics’: struggle for Brazil’s future invades its dancefloors
Outcry as club that is symbol of black resistance finds itself at the centre of politically charged squabble over Bolsonaro’s far-right government

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

02, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Heavily armed police launch bid to reclaim control of Rio de Janeiro favela
State governor says surprise operation against drug gangs and mafia groups is start of ‘transformational’ occupation

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

20, Jan, 2022 @12:14 AM

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France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Netherlands report record daily cases as Omicron surges – as it happened
France reports 332,252 new Covid cases as Italy, Portugal, Netherlands and Turkey all see record cases

Helen Livingstone (now); Nicola Slawson, Matthew Weaver, Damien Gayle, Tom Ambrose and Samantha Lock (earlier)

06, Jan, 2022 @12:30 AM

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Fresh protests in Brazil against Bolsonaro’s handling of Covid pandemic
Country’s death toll nears 500,000 as opposition to the president grows and vaccination rates remain low

Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro

19, Jun, 2021 @7:01 PM

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‘They came to kill’: Rio’s deadliest favela police raid sparks calls for change
Rio’s favelas have suffered countless horrors since the drug conflict began to intensify in the 1980s and the carnage in Jacarezinho has caused a wave of protest

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

11, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rio de Janeiro: at least 25 killed in city’s deadliest police raid on favela
Raid in violation of court order is city’s deadliest ever as police hail blow against drug gangs but critics decry ‘massacre’

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

06, May, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Her name is Rio: Aunt Ciata, the guardian of samba who created Carnival culture
Hiding musicians in yards and back rooms, this fearless community leader protected Afro-Brazilian music and traditions that live on a century later

Beatriz Miranda

17, Feb, 2021 @8:44 AM

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