Brazil: 158 injured after train crash in Rio de Janeiro

The collision of two metropolitan trains in the Baixada Fluminense, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, left on Monday 158 wounded, most without serious injuries, according to the latest tally of relief agencies. The Fire Department of State reported that the...

Brazil will feature safeguard of 400,000 police and military for elections

The Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) reported this Saturday that more than 400,000 members of the police and military are mobilized to guard the tranquility of the presidential and legislative elections this Sunday in Brazil. Of that contingent are 30,000 troops from the Army,...

Marches in Brazil ask for the decriminalization of abortion

In Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro hundreds of people marched yesterday in favor of the decriminalization of abortion in Brazil. They criticize the large number of women who die in the country after undergoing abortions in clandestine clinics. “Our goal is that abortion is...

Argentineans take to the streets of Rio de Janeiro because of the end of the World Cup

Terreirão do Samba, a place in Rio de Janeiro where concerts are held at the carnival, is full of 140 motor homes of Argentineans. And now the Municipality of that city decided to open the Sambadrome to welcome about 100,000 Albiceleste fans who arrive in buses and vehicles. For...

Protests continued in Brazil despite the inauguration of the World Cup

Hours prior to the World Cup inauguration, protests and demonstrations were resumed in Sao Paulo, home of the opening match, against the event that has affected Brazil in recent months. Police dispersed the protesters with tear gas launches that did that made them quickly back...

Deaths in Brazilian favelas just days before the World Cup

Police sources said on Tuesday at least four people were killed in a gunfire between members of the Brazilian police and residents of the favela de Rola, in the west of Rio de Janeiro. The shooting began during an operation carried out by the Civil Police to combat drug...

Río de Janeiro was scene of clashes over evictions

The eviction of an telecommunications company old plant in the north of Rio de Janeiro, invaded by some 5,000 people claiming by their right to housing today provoked clashes between the occupants and Brazilian security forces. A police vehicle, a truck and a bus that passing by...

Cleaners strike in Rio de Janeiro turns the city into a dump

Since last Saturday thousands of urban sanitation workers in Rio de Janeiro are demanding better wages, compensation for the extra work of carnival and more support from the union. The strike, which has lasted for five days, has transformed the Brazilian city into a stinking dump...