The death toll from the Brazilian floods and mudslides reaches at least 765.
Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas is sentenced to six years imprisonment for financial corruption involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. The decision will not be enforced until the court confirms the ruling. The court's decision can be appealed. [https:--www.bbc.com-news-world-latin-america-42346881 ("BBC News")] [https:--www.eluniverso.com-noticias-2017-12-13-nota-6525058-jorge-glas-sentenciado-como-culpable-6-anos-prision-caso-odebrecht ("El Universo")] es
The disaster is declared Brazil's worst ever as the death toll exceeds 500, with additional people missing and more fatalities expected. [https:--news.yahoo.com-s-afp-20110114-wl_afp-brazilweatherflood (AFP via Yahoo! News)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-americas-2011-01-20111140122621565.html (Al Jazeera)] [https:--vancouversun.com-news-Brazil+flood+deaths+rise+rescuers+struggle-4097204-story.html ("Vancouver Sun")]date=May 2020
About 103 people are killed in flooding and mudslides in Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. Of the total, thirty-three people died in the city of Rio de Janeiro, while 33 were killed in the neighbouring city of Niterói, 12 people dead in São Gonçalo, and one in Petrópolis.