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The fire that destroyed a Brazilian museum containing 20 million artifacts also eliminated records of entire languages that nobody speaks anymore

A fire destroyed about 20 million items at Brazil's National Museum on Sunday. Among the items lost were audio recordings of indigenous languages that are no longer spoken.
The fire destroyed nearly all the relics inside the museum.

Furious Brazilians are blaming neglect and budget cuts for the fire that destroyed the 200-year-old National Museum

Firefighters said the building didn't even have a working sprinkler system.
Brazilian armed-forces members patrol during an operation against organized crime as residents look on in Manguinhos slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21, 2017.

Brazil took an ‘extreme measure’ to fight crime in one of its biggest cities, but it’s only made things worse

Brazil's government sent the army into Rio de Janeiro to take over public security. But crime and violence there haven't improved, and the operation's failure could have a much bigger impact.

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Brazilian soldiers patrol the Kelson's slum during an operation against crime in Rio de Janeiro, February 20, 2018.

Brazil has committed to an ‘extreme measure’ to combat crime in Rio — and it could be a model for the rest of the country

Brazil's legislature approved a military intervention in Rio, and government officials say it could be a model for other troubled parts of the country.
Policemen take positions during an operation against drug dealers in the Cidade de Deus slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 1, 2018.

Brazil is taking an ‘extreme measure’ to confront crime in Rio — the first time it’s done so since the country’s dictato...

"I know it's an extreme measure, but many times Brazil requires extreme measures to put things in order," Brazil's president said.

The most stunning moments from Carnival in Rio, where hundreds of thousands of people go all-out

Millions of revelers flocked to the streets of Rio for Carnival, which culminated in a raucous parade in the Sambadrome.
Brazilians are known for their creativity and sense of humour, and this is reflected in many of the carnival outfits, such as these ones at Bloco Céu Na Terra.

33 things I wish I’d known before going to Rio Carnival

From what to eat and drink, where to beach, and how to survive there are a few things worth learning about Brazilian culture before your first Carnival.
Celebrities Dakota Johnson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Diddy, and Cassie assume Christ the Redeemer's own pose.

Step inside the most star-studded wedding of the year, held in Rio at Christ the Redeemer and attended by Madonna, U2, and Diddy

It was attended by Madonna, U2, Diddy, Cassie, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Chris Rock, Matthew McConaughey, and Dakota Johnson — to name a few.
An AK-47 rifle with ammunition and a drone with an explosive attached, recovered by Mexican federal police, October 20, 2017.

Drones appear to be taking on a bigger, more dangerous role in Mexico’s criminal warfare

Drones have been used for small-scale smuggling for some time, but increasingly they appear to be used for surveillance and to carry explosives.