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April 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Rain has put out virtually all the fires raging in Brazil's northern Amazon, but one official warned that there was still a risk of new outbreaks. Satellite images showed that more than 95% of the worst Amazon fires on record had been extinguished by heavy rains, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Co. said. But the head of Brazil's Environment Institute said it was too early to declare the crisis over because carpets of leaves and branches in the jungle stayed dry and could burn again.
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December 26, 2001 | Reuters
Heavy rains that battered Rio de Janeiro state in recent days have killed more than 45 people and driven 2,000 from their homes, the state Civil Defense Department said Tuesday. The number of victims is expected to climb as rescue workers struggle to find as many as 48 people still missing in Petropolis, a popular weekend retreat about an hour's drive from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Petropolis was the worst-hit area of Rio de Janeiro state.
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December 22, 1988 | From Reuters
Five people, four of them children, died when torrential rains destroyed their shacks in a Sao Paulo slum Wednesday, police said.
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April 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Rain has put out virtually all the fires raging in Brazil's northern Amazon, but one official warned that there was still a risk of new outbreaks. Satellite images showed that more than 95% of the worst Amazon fires on record had been extinguished by heavy rains, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Co. said. But the head of Brazil's Environment Institute said it was too early to declare the crisis over because carpets of leaves and branches in the jungle stayed dry and could burn again.
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December 22, 1989 | Associated Press
Two weeks of pounding rains in northern Brazil have killed 32 people and left thousands homeless, civil defense officials said Thursday.
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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.
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March 21, 1991 | United Press International
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.
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February 8, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 21, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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December 26, 2001 | Reuters
Heavy rains that battered Rio de Janeiro state in recent days have killed more than 45 people and driven 2,000 from their homes, the state Civil Defense Department said Tuesday. The number of victims is expected to climb as rescue workers struggle to find as many as 48 people still missing in Petropolis, a popular weekend retreat about an hour's drive from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Petropolis was the worst-hit area of Rio de Janeiro state.
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March 21, 1991 | United Press International
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.
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February 8, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 22, 1989 | Associated Press
Two weeks of pounding rains in northern Brazil have killed 32 people and left thousands homeless, civil defense officials said Thursday.
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December 22, 1988 | From Reuters
Five people, four of them children, died when torrential rains destroyed their shacks in a Sao Paulo slum Wednesday, police said.
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February 21, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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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.
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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.
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January 5, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Police hurling tear gas stormed a prison in southern Brazil on Monday night in an unsuccessful attempt to end a daylong rebellion in which 27 people were taken hostage, a security official said. Two of the 27 hostages reportedly managed to flee when a special police unit of about 20 officers charged into Jacui prison with revolvers drawn and throwing tear gas.
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January 5, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Police hurling tear gas stormed a prison in southern Brazil on Monday night in an unsuccessful attempt to end a daylong rebellion in which 27 people were taken hostage, a security official said. Two of the 27 hostages reportedly managed to flee when a special police unit of about 20 officers charged into Jacui prison with revolvers drawn and throwing tear gas.
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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.
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