Brazil prison riots
An apparent gang riot at Colonia Agroindustrial prison in Goiania, Brazil, results in nine deaths and 14 inmates injured. Authorities report 233 prisoners escaped but now only 95 prisoners remain at large.
Attackers set mattresses on fire and burned bodies of those killed, authorities say
Vice President of the United States Mike Pence postpones his trip to Brazil to focus foreign policy resources on Donald Trump's planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 2018-05-3 (Context: Brazil)
Firefighters say 44 people are missing after the collapse of the Edificio Wilton Paes de Almeida tower block in SGBPo Paulo, Brazil, yesterday. One missing man was within seconds of rescue when the building came down during a fire. 2018-05-2 (Context: Brazil)
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gives a public address alongside his impeached successor Dilma Rousseff in SGBPo Bernardo do Campo, saying he will comply with an arrest warrant and begin a 12-year term for corruption after two failed appeals to have the warrant withdrawn. He maintains his innocence. 2018-04-7 (Context: Brazil)
Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro orders the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by late Friday to begin serving a 12-year sentence for corruption. 2018-04-5 (Context: Brazil)
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes near Tarija, Bolivia, and is felt as far as SGBPo Paulo, Brazil, approximately 3,000 km away. There are no reports of major damage or casualties. 2018-04-2 (Context: Brazil)