The man in the plastic mask: Disguised Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak
A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend, in a surreal act of derring-do
Reuters | 2 years ago
Oct 29, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro elected Brazil president
Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil Sunday, promising fundamental change in direction for the country the latest to turn to the far-right.
Jul 30, 2017
Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach
Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships.
Jul 09, 2017
Fan killed after violent Rio de Janeiro derby game
A Brazilian football fan was shot dead after violence erupted in Rio de Janeiro following a derby match between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama, news reports said on Sunday.
Mar 21, 2017
Yellow fever vaccine advised for travel to Brazil's Rio, Sao Paulo states
The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to contain an outbreak of the virus in the country's southeast.
Jan 01, 2017
Kenya's Jemima Sumgong sets record in Brazilian road race
Kenya's Jemima Sumgong won another title in Brazil this year, setting a record for the St. Silvester road race following her gold in the marathon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, according to the Boston Herald.
By Waweru Titus
Dec 27, 2016
BOXERS’ MISSED CHANCES: For the first time, Kenyans fall short of glory at Olympic Games
Having shone in past Olympic Games and other world championships, Kenyan boxers failed to win a medal during this year’s Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in August.
By Ben Ahenda
Maori All Black Wainui dies in car crash