Brazilian police shoot dead at least thirteen people in Rio de Janeiro following a wave of violence by suspected drug traffickers.
Brazilian police have shot dead at least 13 more people in Rio de Janeiro as they try stop a wave of violence by suspected drug traffickers.
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- American Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen claim they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro by men posing as Brazilian police officers.
- Law enforcement in Brazil occupy Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro's biggest "favela" or slum, in a bid to clean the city ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.
- A massive fire destroys most of the Paco de SGBPo CristovGBPo, which houses the National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. The museum holds important archaeological and anthropological objects, including the remains of the Luzia Woman, Marajoara vases and Egyptian mummies.
- Seven bodies are recovered from the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- A Madrid court issues an order shutting down a website that uses extracts from "Don Quixote" to recreate the book "Farina". "Farina", an investigation of drug trafficking, is the subject of a freedom of speech debate after a court halted sales ahead of a libel case.