The Fifteenth Pan American Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Two Cuban boxers, Guillermo Rigondeaux Olympic bantamweight champion and amateur welterweight world champion Erislandi Lara, who deserted their team at the 2007 Pan American Games are found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be sent back to Cuba.
2007-08-3, with context: 2007 Pan American Games, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
More than 150 prominent scientists worldwide send a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan calling for the postponement or relocation of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics because of the widening Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, despite U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden's statement yesterday that "there is no public health reason to cancel or delay the Olympics."
2016-05-27, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
At least two people are killed after an oceanfront stretch of an elevated bike lane in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, collapses when it was hit by a strong wave. Two other people were rescued alive, while another may be missing. The bike lane was among the projects built in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics. No Olympic event will be held on the path.
2016-04-21, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Alleged Brazil serial killer, Sailson Jose das Gracas, confesses to 42 murders in Rio de Janeiro.
2014-12-11, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Tens of thousands of Roman Catholics greet Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during his first foreign trip as pontiff.
2013-07-23, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Three men are arrested for allegedly raping and robbing a foreign tourist on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, amid concerns about security before the country hosts 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
2013-04-2, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
At least 16 people are dead after landslides in a mountainous area north of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
2013-03-19, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, best known for designing the main buildings of the capital Brasilia, dies at the age of 104 in a Rio de Janeiro hospital.
2012-12-5, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Three people are killed and 16 missing after three office buildings collapse in Cinelandia square in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2012-01-26, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
A man bursts into a school with a gun and kills 12 people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before he commits suicide.
2011-04-7, with context: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro