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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least five children and a teacher were killed on Thursday as a security guard for a day care center in the little town of Janaúba, Minas Gerais threw alcohol...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Sunday morning, July 30th, just a few days short of the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Rio 2016 Games (August 5th), a raging fire consumed part of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Firefighters continue their work at the Santos Port, in São Paulo, Brazil, where a fire broke out on Thursday afternoon destroying containers filled with chemical products. According to officials, water...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Flames tore through one of São Paulo’s most visited landmarks, the Portuguese Language Museum on Monday afternoon, leaving one person dead and halting rail and metro lines for thousands of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Firefighters continue to combat a fire which has engulfed at least four large fuel tanks at the Port of Santos in São Paulo, saying that containment of the flames may...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the pyrotechnics show held to usher in the New Year on Thursday, January 1st, one of the eleven barges used to release fireworks caught fire. The barge, positioned on...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - On January 27, 2013, 242 young men and women in the student town of Santa Maria in Rio de Grande do Sul state lost their lives when a fire...
By Joanna Hansford, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reduc, one of the principal units of state petroleum production, in Duque da Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, caught fire Saturday (January 4th) and has brought concerns that the output...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A clash between inmates of rival gangs left 13 dead and at least 30 injured on Wednesday evening at Complexo Penitenciário de Pedrinhas in São Luís, capital city of Maranhão...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Around fifty million people in northeastern Brazil were affected by a regionwide blackout on Wednesday afternoon. The power outage was the result of a manmade fire in a rural area of Piauí...
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