2019 Altamira prison riot
At least 62 people are killed, including sixteen who were beheaded, during prison riots in Pará, Brazil, which saw rival gangs battle for five hours.
A police raid in a favela in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, results in the deaths of 13 people and the capture of two Comando Vermelho gang leaders from the northern states of Pará and Sergipe.
Fourteen people are killed when a boat capsizes in Pará, Brazil.
Nine firefighters are killed during a training exercise inside a cave in Altinópolis, São Paulo, Brazil, after the roof of the cave collapsed.
Germany reports their first case of the more contagious B.1.1.248 variant in a person who travelled from Brazil to Hesse.
Brazil closes its international border with Venezuela, following a similar move enacted but then rescinded by Colombia earlier in 2018, as a response to an increase in Venezuelans fleeing their country to neighbouring states.
Brazilian President Michel Temer abolishes the 46,000 km 2 National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) ecological reserve, which spans the borders of Amapá and Pará states in northern Brazil. More than 20 domestic and multinational firms have expressed an interest in accessing the area's deposits of gold, copper, tantalum, iron ore, nickel and manganese.
A twin-engine Embraer 821 plane crashes in the Brazilian state of Pará, killing all nine passengers and the pilot.
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb cancels performances in Brazil due to abdominal pains.
3 people are trapped and 6 others are injured after a 30-storey building collapses in Belém, Pará, Brazil.
Brazilian land reform activist Pedro Alcantara de Souza is fatally shot five times in the head by two men on motorcycles as he tries to ride his own bicycle in Pará.