Rio de Janeiro
Heavy rain hits Rio de Janeiro, leaving three people dead and two missing.
Two buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, killing nine people and leaving fifteen others missing. The buildings were irregularly built.
Two former military police officers are arrested in Brazil for the murders of Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. One of the suspects was arrested at home, in a Rio de Janeiro gated community where President Jair Bolsonaro also resides. Franco was born in a Rio favela and became a politician and activist against violence in the slums, which are often controlled by paramilitary groups. Her assassination prompted widespread protests. [https:--www.theguardian.com-world-2019-mar-12-police-officers-arrested-murder-brazilian-politician-marielle-franco ("The Guardian)"]
A fire at Flamengo sports club's youth training camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, leaves ten people dead and three injured.
A massive fire destroys most of the Paço de São Cristóvão, which houses the National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. The museum holds important archaeοlogical 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.