Pope Francis begins a week-long official visit to Brazil, his first foreign trip since assuming the pontificate.
Pope Francis announces the creation of 13 new cardinals, including the elevation of Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington who will become the first African-American cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. The elevation is scheduled to occur on November 28.
An apparent gang riot at Colonia Agroindustrial prison in Goiânia, Brazil, results in nine deaths and 14 inmates injured. Authorities report 233 prisoners escaped but now only 95 prisoners remain at large.
A Brazilian court suspends the licence for the Belo Monte Dam weeks before it was due to start operating until operator Norte Energia SA and the government of Brazil reorganizes Fundação Nacional do Índio, a protection agency for indigenous Brazilians. [https:--www.cnbc.com-2016-01-14-reuters-america-brazil-court-suspends-amazon-hydrodam-license-on-native-demands.html (Reuters via CNBC)]date=August 2019