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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – As more than 100 firefighters and civil defense agents race against time to find survivors trapped in rubble of two buildings which collapsed on Friday in the Muzema favela community, in the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early Wednesday morning (February 27th), two commuter trains collided when one train smashed into the rear of another at the São Cristóvão station in Rio de Janeiro's North Zone. "At the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a sad and shocking scene late Sunday (September 2nd), the National Museum of Brazil, one of the largest natural history and anthropological museums in the Americas, was destroyed in...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security personnel in Rio de Janeiro will receive an 11.18 percent pay raise this month, according to the Rio state authorities. The increase, which applies to military police, fire fighters,...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio Grande do Sul’s police yesterday announced the results of their 55 day investigation into the tragic nightclub fire in Santa Maria that killed 241 people and left a further...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residence of Copacabana were interrupted from the usual morning scene along Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana by the sight of billowing smoke clouds from a fire that engulfed...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three floors of the Swissair building on 99 Avenida Rio Branco, Centro, have been ravaged by a fire Sunday morning. The 14th and 15th floors belonged to the Garcia and...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The strikes by police and firefighters that have affected Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, have now reached the capital Brasília, and organizers are speaking out around the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just days before Carnival in Rio, Polícia Militar (Military Police) and firefighters decided late on Monday to suspend the strike, which began last Thursday. Representatives of the movement said they...

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