Emotions were raw as Chapecoense played their first match since most of their players died in a plane crash.
At least 27 inmates have now thought to have died in the latest violence to erupt in a Brazilian prison.
Manaus (Brazil) - The deadliest prison riot in Brazil in 20 years has left 56 people dead after violence spiralled out of control between two rival drugs gangs in a jail in Manaus.
Sao Paulo (Brazil) - A gunman has stormed a New Year’s party at a house in Brazil, killing eleven people including his ex-wife and eight-year-old son.
In a plot-twist worthy of a telenovela, a policeman from Rio de Janeiro has confessed to murdering the Greek ambassador to Brazil, who is said to have been his lover’s husband.
Brasilia (Brazil) – Corruption allegations implicating Brazilian President Michel Temer and his party are casting doubt on his ability to remain in office and causing the first cracks in his coalition amid growing calls for early elections.
Brazil’s Chapecoense football club were presented with the Copa Sudamericana trophy three weeks after suffering the loss of almost all their players in a plane crash.
Brazil has taken a major step towards imposing a limit on public spending for 20 years. The Senate has approved the move, a crucial part of an austerity drive aimed at pulling the country out of recession.