Tens of thousands of people gathered on the streets of Rio de Janeiro to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis as he traveled in an open vehicle. The pope is in Brazil for the Catholic church's annual World Youth Day.
Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the rise in street crime. Nearly a hundred members of the security forces have been killed in Rio this year.
The Rio Olympics were a breeding ground for corruption that left behind crumbling mega-projects. But they also emboldened locals to organize and raise their voices against Brazil's plutocracy, Andrew Purcell reports.
Hundreds of favela residents have rallied on Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Copacabana beach, weary of the violence in the city's slums. The shooting death of a mother and daughter pushed the residents to act.
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have officially been opened by Brazil's Acting President Michel Temer, amid protests and heightened security. Over 16 days, athletes from 206 nations will compete in 28 sports.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version