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.
Marielle Franco's supporters have been waiting for a month for answers about her murder. But friends and family in the favela community she was from refuse to stand still, report Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes.
With six months to go until Brazil's presidential elections, the judiciary is taking a tough stance against corrupt politicians. Political outsiders are set to benefit in the upcoming vote. Thomas Milz reports from Rio.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has arrived in prison to start a 12-year sentence. Amid chaotic scenes, the popular leftwing figure gave himself up to police after three days holed up in his metalworkers union stronghold.
A military-style firefight took the lives of at least 20 people in an attempted jailbreak in the city of Belem. Criminal gangs control many prisons in Brazil and inmates had teamed up with outside attackers.
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