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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a housing complex in the Fazenda Botafogo area in Zona Norte (North Zone) a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, an explosion killed five people and left thirteen injured. ...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An enormous explosion rocked the neighborhood of São Cristovão in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro early Monday morning, damaging at least forty buildings, according to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A gas leak is said to be the most likely cause for the explosion which shook awake residents of Rio de Janeiro’s São Conrado neighborhood early Monday morning, May 18th....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the sixth day, firefighters in Santos are combating a fire that has engulfed a fuel storage terminal at the Santos Port, one of Latin America’s largest ports. The fire...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An explosion in an oil and gas production ship rented by Petrobras killed at least five workers, injured ten and four are still missing, according to the company. Reportedly no...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police opened up an investigation yesterday into an incident that occurred on Sunday night during a rehearsal for the Portela samba school in Madureira, Zona Norte (North...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion that occurred at the armazém (warehouse) 30 in Cais do Porto region of Caju, in the city’s Zona Norte...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Emergency services and rescue workers have started finding bodies in the remains of the three buildings which collapsed last night in the Cinelândia area of Centro in Rio de...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A number of people have been injured after two high-rise buildings - one twenty floors high - collapsed following an explosion, allegedly caused by a gas leak, late last night in the...

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