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Brazilian tycoon arrested after lawyers send prosecutors the wrong tape

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 22:52

Joesley Batista is at the centre of a corruption case against President Michel Temer.
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Brazilian ex-presidents charged in corruption case

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 4:49

The accusations against Lula and Dilma Rousseff are linked to a massive corruption scandal.
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Brazilian cargo ship looted after containers go overboard

Sunday, August 13th 2017, 2:13

Local people who took goods from floating containers near the port of Santos are arrested.
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Sao Paulo chooses its most handsome granddad

Friday, August 11th 2017, 12:15

Each year the Brazilian city selects its "most handsome elderly man" in a contest where charisma is as important as looks.
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World Championships 2017: Botswana to honour Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 15:01

Botswana will declare a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold at the World Championships.
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Massive Buddha statue is stolen from Botswana temple

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 15:19

Local people say the thieves may have thought the half tonne bronze statue was made out of gold.
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Brazil's ex-President Lula convicted of corruption

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 4:57

The former president is sentenced to nine years in prison in a case linked to the state oil company.
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Brazilian family hold hope for 'miracle' baby shot in womb

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 16:35

Baby Arthur was shot when still in the womb as his mother shopped in a favela.
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Barcelona host Chapecoense in friendly at the Nou Camp on 7 August

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 7:39

Barcelona will play Chapecoense in a friendly at the Nou Camp on 7 August to pay tribute to those who died in the Brazilian team's plane crash.
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Brazil's presidential palace rammed by car as Temer under pressure to quit

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 4:04

A car rams the gate of the president's palace as pressure grows on Michel Temer to resign.
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Brazilian leader denies bribery charge

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 21:18

In defiant TV speech, Michel Temer says the charge is baseless and an assault on his dignity.
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United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 0:49
related countries: United States United States

The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.
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Brazil teen tattooed with 'I'm a thief' over bike theft accusations

Monday, June 12th 2017, 10:11

The men accused a teenager of stealing a bike and tattooed his forehead as a punishment.
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Brazil meat-packing giant JBS to pay record $3.2bn corruption fine

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 21:33

The majority shareholder in Brazilian firm JBS is paying for its part in two corruption scandals.
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Michel Temer: Brazil president faces new corruption accusations

Friday, May 19th 2017, 20:30

Plea-bargain testimony piles pressure on President Michel Temer, who denies wrongdoing.
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Brazil's President Michel Temer denies hush money claim

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 11:37

The leader was recorded backing paying off a witness, a newspaper says, prompting impeachment calls.
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Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 17:59

Eike Batista, who is accused of bribery and tax evasion, is released from jail ahead of his trial.
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Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 9:46
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Paraguay Paraguay

Brazilian police clash with a gang blamed for "the robbery of the century" in neighbouring Paraguay.
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Brazil meat scandal: Hong Kong joins import ban

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 15:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Brazilian police have accused top meat producers of selling unsafe produce and bribing inspectors.
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Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports

Monday, March 20th 2017, 20:39
related countries: China China

Brazilian police have accused top meat producers of selling unsafe produce and bribing health inspectors.
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Brazilian packers 'sold rotten meat worldwide'

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 0:03

The authorities close three processing plants and suspend 33 officials over the allegations.
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Anger as Brazilian team signs player convicted for murder

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 15:51

Ex-Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes was jailed for ordering the 2010 murder of his ex-girlfriend.
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Brazil's Chapecoense win Copa Libertadores debut

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 3:18

Months after losing most of their squad in an air crash, Chapecoense win their first Copa Libertadores tie.
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Residents scramble to douse fire in Brazilian favela

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 10:11

Fire has destroyed more than 50 homes in Sao Paulo as residents scrambled to douse the flames.
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Accessing the world

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:18

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.
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The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.
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Racist Serb fans torment Brazilian footballer Everton Luiz

Monday, February 20th 2017, 17:42
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

A Partizan Belgrade midfielder weeps after sustained racist abuse by rival Serb fans.
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Neymar: Barcelona forward to stand trial on corruption charges

Monday, February 20th 2017, 17:33

Barcelona forward Neymar and his club will stand trial on corruption charges over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos.
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Brazil's former richest man Eike Batista sent to prison

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 1:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The once-powerful tycoon is sent to a high security prison in Rio, accused of paying bribes.
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Chapecoense: Brazilian team play first game since plane crash

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 10:36

Chapecoense football team has played its first match since the plane crash that killed most of its athletes.
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Brazil prison riots: Can containers end gang violence?

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 8:42

Brazilian security forces hope shipping containers will separate warring gangs at a prison.
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Chapecoense: Brazilian team play their first game since plane crash

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 2:59

Chapecoense play their first game since the majority of the team were killed in a plane crash on 29 November.
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East Timor punished for football scam

Friday, January 20th 2017, 11:47
related countries: East Timor East Timor

The national team of East Timor is found to have fielded 12 ineligible Brazilian players across as many as 36 matches after changing birth and baptism documents.
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Brazil prison riot leaves at least 10 inmates dead

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 10:18

Inmates have seized control of the largest prison near the north-eastern Brazilian city of Natal.
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