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Rio de Janeiro

Municipality in Southeast, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro: Municipality in Southeast, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.


Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo [Video]

Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo

Bars and restaurants in Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo have reopened after more than three months of restrictions.

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Catholics attend first mass in Rio since virus lockdown [Video]

Catholics attend first mass in Rio since virus lockdown

The devoted of the Catholic church welcomed the chance to attend a mass after almost three months praying and listening to ceremonies from home via social media.View on euronews

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Brazilians worry as coronavirus cases surge [Video]

Brazilians worry as coronavirus cases surge

Even as they were out for a walk along Copacabana beach, residents of Rio de Janeiro said they were worried about the coronavirus pandemic and their country's efforts to deal with it.

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Brazil's coronavirus death toll exceeds the UK's making it the second highest in the world [Video]

Brazil's coronavirus death toll exceeds the UK's making it the second highest in the world

It comes after Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's biggest cities, reopened shops this week.View on euronews

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Brazil restores COVID-19 data after court ruling [Video]

Brazil restores COVID-19 data after court ruling

On Tuesday Brazil brought detailed COVID-19 data back to its national website after a Brazilian Supreme Court justice ruled the full set of information, removed over the weekend, be reinstated. Gloria..

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Suspicion over Brazil's data as COVID-19 deaths rise [Video]

Suspicion over Brazil's data as COVID-19 deaths rise

Brazil reported 679 new COVID-19 deaths and 15,654 additional confirmed cases on Monday, as controversy grew over the country’s official coronavirus data. Joe Davies reports.

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Brazilian Black Lives Matter protests hit the streets [Video]

Brazilian Black Lives Matter protests hit the streets

Thousands of Brazilians marched on Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on Sunday (June 7) as part of the global Black Lives Matter protest, expressing their outrage at the death of George Floyd in the U.S...

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Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains [Video]

Bolsonaro accused of exploiting COVID-19 for political gains

Protesters and supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro clash in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as Brazil reports a record 33,000 infections on a single day, bringing the total number of cases to half a..

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Brazilian artist dedicates mural to virus healthcare workers [Video]

Brazilian artist dedicates mural to virus healthcare workers

A graffiti artist has dedicated a mural in Rio de Janeiro to health workers taking care of patients and fighting against coronavirus in Brazil. Angelo Campos lost his grandmother and his uncle after..

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Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus [Video]

Brazil hospitals buckle under coronavirus

Brazil has announced a total of 254,220 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of coronavirus infections and doctors are now airlifting patients out of..

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Santiago Calatrava: "I will work until the last day of my life" [Video]

Santiago Calatrava: "I will work until the last day of my life"

Euronews speaks to renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, whose Museum of Tomorrow in Rio has been described as one of the best examples of sustainable architecture. View on euronews

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The Argentine family spending lockdown at sea [Video]

The Argentine family spending lockdown at sea

A young Argentina family awaiting the birth of their second child is spending the coronavirus quarantine on a sailboat off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro governor faces impeachment proceedings over graft investigations

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In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly cops

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Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemic

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Rio looks to reopen as Brazil approaches Italy in coronavirus deaths

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Sea turtles appear next to Rio airport thanks to fewer flights amid pandemic

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Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe

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Brazil's Rio governor denies wrongdoing in criminal probe; attacks Bolsonaro

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Corpse lay on the street in coronavirus-racked Rio for 30 hours

Valnir da Silva died on the streets of a poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Saturday. His body lay on the sidewalk for 30 hours, according to relatives and neighbors.
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Rio pet delivery brings companionship to Brazilians in isolation

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Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favela

A deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighbourhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may release tape in police probe

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On tape, Bolsonaro cites protecting his family in push to swap top Rio cop: source

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How an Argentine family quarantines inside a sailboat near Rio de Janeiro

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Rio police chief swap adds to federal probe of Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, adding to scrutiny from the country's top prosecutor into the right-wing..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro confirms his top cop appointee replaced Rio police chief

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday the replacement of the federal police chief in Rio de Janeiro, where two of his sons are under investigation.
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Rio beach vendor turns to home delivery to beat coronavirus lockdown

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Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy

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Brazil's Maracana stadium tapped to serve as coronavirus hospital

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Brazil's Bolsonaro gets the Rio samba parade treatment

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