Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tag Archives: RIO DE JANEIRO

Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off

RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP: A deeply polarized Brazil stood at a political crossroads Monday as the bruising first round of the presidential election left voters with a stark choice in the run-off between far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro, an ultraconservative former paratrooper, easily beat a dozen other ...

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Rio’s 200-year old National Museum hit by massive fire

  RIO DE JANEIRO: A massive fire raced through Brazil`s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building, once a palace for emperors that had fallen into disrepair, was ...

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Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

AFP RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil attracted an army of excited youngsters – including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a selfie – as they held their first training session on Russian soil ahead of the World Cup. Around 5,000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session ...

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Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO: After months of escalating violence in Rio de Janeiro that included television coverage of tourists being chased and beaten by robbers during the famed Carnival festivities, Brazil’s president on Friday ordered the military to take control of public security in the state. It is the first federal ...

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Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards. “I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer ...

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Trailblazing Brazilian mayor marries same-sex partner

RIO DE JANEIRO: It was a 13-year courtship. But over the weekend, the mayor of the small Brazilian city of Lins finally tied the knot in front of 300 friends and family. “It wasn’t supposed to be a political act,” Edgar de Souza said. “It was a ceremony for us. ...

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