Some 23 financial institutions, including the South American country's top banks, will be investigated over payroll loan withdrawals that were allegedly charged through unsolicited credit cards.
Raid on Complexo do Alemao slum in eastern Rio de Janeiro city leaves at least 18 people dead, 16 of them believed to be members of organised crime groups, police say.
The 2021 edition of the Carnival was cancelled due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, but it is back and exuberant as ever now that infections are plunging.
President Jair Bolsonaro called the widespread destruction "like scenes of war" after his helicopter flyover, and Pope Francis sent a message of condolences to the community.
Families bury victims of deadly mudslides and flooding in the mountain city of Petropolis where authorities say the tally of casualties could rise further as scores still remain unaccounted for.
Death toll from devastating mudslides and floods that swept through a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state reaches 78, local authorities say.
A "state of disaster" has been declared in the Petropolis after devastating floods left at least 58 people dead in the picturesque Brazilian city.
Heavy rainfall triggers landslides and floods in the hills above Rio de Janeiro province, leaving at least 18 people dead and many missing, officials say.
In recent months, protests led by leftist movements have demanded Bolsonaro's impeachment due to his mismanagement of the pandemic. But Saturday's demonstrations were also against a hike in food and fuel prices.
Francoise de Souza Oliveira, who murdered her husband serving as Greek ambassador, tarnished the name of Brazil and embarrassed the nation given the negative international repercussions of the event, said a judge of the Brazilian court.
Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil as the nation's confirmed death toll from Covid-19 soared past half a million.
Police in Brazil face outraged protests and a UN call for an investigation after a raid on a Rio de Janeiro favela left 25 people dead — some reportedly killed in cold blood.
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