Just a few weeks after the Olympic Games ended in Rio de Janeiro, its favelas have seen heavy gunfire.
Military police and suspected drug dealers were involved in a shootout in the Pavão-Pavãozinho slum.
Brazilian authorities have detained one of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious drug traffickers. Some 3,000 officers and troops were involved in the operation to arrest the man known to most by his nickname, "Rogerio 157."
The Amazon is not visited in great numbers. But the adventurous tourists who go there are rarely disappointed.
A Spanish tourist was shot and killed by military police in Rio de Janeiro after the car she was travelling in failed to stop at a police checkpoint. An investigation is being launched into the incident.
With more than 1,000 agents, police in Brazil have launched the largest operation against pedophilia networks in South America. More than 100 people have been arrested across the country.
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