Fresh clashes erupt among members of different members of Brazilian drug gangs at a northeastern prison
President Michel Temer says a package of measures worth more than $309 million will be introduced to tackle the crisis in the penitentiary system.
A group of Brazilian Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) forces is dispatched to Alcacuz Penitentiary Center to bring situation under control.
Police have managed to quell the deadly riot.
Gang fights killed the 10 people in a prison in northern Brazil.
HRW censures high levels of police violence and abuses in prisons in Brazil.
The riot took place at the Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa jail in the Amazonian city of Manaus on Sunday.
The prison riot in Brazil's Roraima came five days after 56 inmates were killed in the nearby state of Amazonas.
The violent rebellion broke out at Anisio Jobim penitentiary complex in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas Province.
A prison riot in Brazil’s northern province of Amazonas has killed at least 60 people.
The murder-suicide incident occurred in the city of Campinas.
Reports said detectives had found traces of blood on a couch inside the Rio home of the ambassador.
Brazilian police suspect the body found inside a burned-out car in Rio de Janeiro is that of missing Greek Ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis.
There has been no news of the refugees since November 6, when they boarded a boat to illegally cross into the US.
Public workers and police officers are against a proposed set of austerity measures to tackle financial crisis in the Brazilian state.
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces new corruption charges as his fight with previous ones continues.
Millions of Brazilians protest a package of austerity plans approved by the Senate.
Thousands of unpaid civil servants protested in Rio to slam proposed austerity measures on Monday.
The clashes took place when civil servants gathered around the state assembly to protest planned austerity measures.
Renan Calheiros's office said he would step down on Tuesday morning when he was officially notified.
Demonstrators accuse the lawmakers of primarily targeting Operation Car Wash.
The Brazilian Supreme Court voted 8-3 on Thursday to try Senate President Renan Calheiros for allegedly misusing public funds in a nine-year-old case.
Temer became president in August after Dilma Rousseff was ousted in a contentious impeachment trial.
Thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Brazil’s largest city to protest a government plan that would set caps on public spending.
Brazil’s Temer vows he would block any bill granting amnesty to corrupt parliamentarians.
Protesters in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro accused the President Michel Temer of abusing his power.
Government secretary Geddel Vieira Lima tendered his resignation in a letter to Temer published in the media on Friday.
The United States Treasury Department has assured Brazilian banks of financing trade with Tehran in the wake of the nuclear agreement.
The ex-head of state faces allegations of involvement in a scandal surrounding Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras.
A helicopter helping with police anti-drug operations goes down in a notorious Rio favela.
Brazilian protesters storm the country’s lower house of Congress, demanding a military coup against the government.
Protesters set fire to wood and tires, blocking traffic for about an hour.
Brazilian public sector workers, angered by the government's reform plans, have stormed the legislature building in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilians say President Temer's reform plans, known as PEC 241, are on course to curb spending, especially on health and education.
The participants in the Sunday demonstration held up an effigy of Lula da Silva in a prisoner’s outfit.
The survey showed that more people consider Temer's government “bad” or “terrible.”
We can confirm that Cunha was detained in Brasilia, police say.
Local police say the fresh riot broke out at a jail in the northwestern state of Rondonia.
Reports say several of the victims were decapitated and burned to death.
Brazil’s Workers Party loses in municipal elections in Sao Paulo, the first polls since the ouster of Rousseff.
The shooting occurred in the town of Itumbiara in the central Brazilian state of Goias on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on a campaign rally motorcade.
Brazil’s large graft probe expands to more senior officials from the administrations of former president, Lula da Silva and his successor, Rousseff.
Brazilian police arrest former Finance Minister Guido Mantega as Petrobras probe gains momentum.
“It is all a farce, a huge lie,” Brazil’s ex-president Lula says referring to the charges of corruption brought against him.
Former Brazilian president Lula rejects charges that he masterminded Brazil's graft.
Despite all accusations targeting former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his party, recent opinion polls have indicated that he enjoys sizable popularity among Brazilians.
Eduardo Cunha is known as the architect of the impeachment drive against former president Dilma Rousseff.
President Michel Temer has been facing growing protests since leading a campaign to oust Dilma Rousseff from office.
Brazilian mothers rally with their children in Sao Paulo to support ousted president Dilma Rousseff.
The supporters of impeached president Dilma Rousseff rally in Brazil against the newly-installed chief executive.
Protests against the new president were held in various cities across the country, with the biggest rally in Sao Paulo, where tens of thousands of people marched through the city’s center.
The protest turned violent after riot police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon.
Brazil's Rousseff asks for the overturning of the impeachment vote on her.
People rally in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo for and against Dilma Roussef, who has been sacked as president of Brazil.
Michel Temer is sworn in as Brazil’s president after the ouster of Dilma Rousseff.
Senators vote by a majority of 61 to 20 to remove Rousseff from office.
“Temer out! Dilma come back,” chant anti-impeachment demonstrators in Sao Paulo.
The suspended Brazilian president dismisses all allegations against her and calls her impeachment trial a coup.
Brazil’s suspended president will present her testimony to the Senate on Monday in the ending chapter of her impeachment saga.
Brazil's Senate opens the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff.
Hundreds of Brazilians demonstrate in the country’s capital in support of suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, before her impeachment trial.
Head of Brazil’s top court dismisses a request by suspended president Dilma Rousseff to annul her impeachment.
Brazilian protesters urge interim President Temer to step down ahead of the upcoming impeachment trial against Rousseff.
Brazil’s suspended president says the country’s economic and political problems could only be resolved through the nation’s vote.
Brazilian police arrest 50 protesters in Rio de Janeiro following scuffles near the Olympics venue.
Clashes erupt between Brazilian police and a large number of protesting students in the city of Sao Paulo.
Gunfire targeting an Olympics bus leaves two people mildly injured.
Brazil's Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for suspended president Dilma Rousseff.
The political crisis in Brazil is expected to deepen following a Tuesday Senate vote on whether to open a final impeachment trial against Rousseff.
Two people are shot dead in Rio de Janeiro amid protests against corruption and overspending on the 2016 Olympic Games.
Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer opens the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brazilian police have used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of angry protesters in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil's Senate committee recommends removal of suspended president Dilma Rousseff.
A committee in Brazil’s Senate is due to vote on whether to recommend removing the country’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff from office.
In Brazil, police clash with demonstrators protesting against Olympic Games and social segregation.
Thousands of supporters and opponents of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff attend rival rallies.
Law enforcement authorities in Brazil arrest a fugitive Bosnian man wanted for war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva will go on trial over the state-run Petrobras scandal.
Brazil strengthens security measures in Rio metropolis ahead of Olympics.
Brazil arrests 10 suspects planning terror attacks during the Olympic Games.
The speaker of the Brazilian lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha steps down months after launching an impeachment process against President Rousseff.
A senate budget report finds Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff innocent of wrongdoing.
A Brazilian newspaper reveals that Dilma Rousseff was warned about illegal donations to her election campaign.
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro has issued a state of financial emergency over a major budget crisis, less than two months before the Olympics.
Another Brazilian minister resigns from the government of interim President Michel Temer after being implicated in a corruption case.
Brazil's congressional ethics committee votes to strip Eduardo Cunha of his seat.
Dilma Rousseff, who has been suspended as Brazil’s president, says she will call early elections if she survives an impeachment trial and is reinstated as president.
Brazil's top prosecutor requests permission to detain several officials with the ruling party, reports say.
Brazil’s former President Luiz Lula da Silva accuses the interim government in the country of having risen to power with a coup.
Thousands of Brazilians rally in major cities to slam a “culture of rape” in the country after a video related to the gang-rape of a teenage girl went viral.
A second minister in the new Brazilian government resigns after the release a secretly-taped conversation over the ongoing graft probe.