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May 27, 2019
Clashes between prisoners in Brazil's Amazonas claim 15 lives; authorities say victims were killed with sharpened toothbrushesSome of the inmates were stabbed with sharpened toothbrushes, while others had been strangled, Brazil's Colonel Almeida said, adding that an investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the fight
Mar 08, 2019
Amazon tribesman Bare Bornaldo Waimiri says his father, mother, sister and brother were killed by Brazil Army at historic hearingThe hearing took place in a thatched, cone-shaped hut where the Waimiri-Atroari normally hold colorful festivities and long storytelling sessions. For one day last week, it transformed into a gloomy courthouse where six elders told a judge how over many years the 1964-1985 military dictatorship in Brazil tried to eradicate them with arms, bombs and chemicals
Jan 24, 2019
13 killed during protests against Venezuelan leftist leader Nicolas Maduro; unrest fierce in Caracas and BolivarUnrest first kicked off on Monday when 27 soldiers rose up against Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas, calling upon people to "take to the streets" in a video circulated on social media
Aug 17, 2017
Venezuela: 37 inmates killed, 14 officials wounded in Amazonas prison riotAt least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials have said.
Jan 02, 2017
60 killed in Brazil prison as fighting breaks out between rival gangsAt least 60 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil's Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, an official said on Monday.