December 22, 1989 |
Two weeks of pounding rains in northern Brazil have killed 32 people and left thousands homeless, civil defense officials said Thursday.
February 12, 1988
A mudslide buried a hillside home and killed a Brazilian family of five in the resort city of Petropolis, 40 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. Torrential rain also hit low-lying slums north of Rio de Janeiro, where 7 million people live. Rivers overflowed, turning whole regions into lakes. Nine days of heavy rains and flooding have left 187 dea1679843694vaccinated people against feared outbreaks of typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis. Police patrolled vacated areas after reports of looting.
March 21, 1991 |
At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 lost their homes Wednesday in flash floods and torrential rain that caused chaos in Brazil's largest city, police said.
February 8, 1990 |
Heavy tropical rains are stalling a government effort to relocate thousands of gold prospectors who have illegally invaded tribal lands of Brazil's Yanomami Indians and endangered their pristine society, a Justice Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. A gold rush that began in 1987 has lured the prospectors to large areas of Yanomami land, exposing the previously isolated Indians to diseases and disrupting their traditional means of livelihood.
February 21, 1988 |
A savage rainstorm lashed this Brazilian city Saturday, unleashing floods and rockslides that have left at least 70 people dead, rescue officials said. As many as 95 others were feared dead after an avalanche of mud and boulders crashed into a hospital in one neighborhood. Officials said at least 1,000 people were hurt and 3,150 were left homeless by the storm, which began Friday.
July 30, 1987
Police stormed the maximum-security prison in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where about 250 armed inmates were holding hostages during a seven-hour uprising that left 18 prisoners and two guards dead and dozens wounded, officials said. About 300 police invaded the Sao Paulo State Penitentiary and gradually freed 30 hostages in gun and knife battles with inmates, they said.