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Brazilians in the south asked to vote on secession

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 0:43

Three Brazilian states hold an informal referendum on whether they should form a new country.
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Olympic Committee suspends Brazilian arm after chief's arrest

Friday, October 6th 2017, 15:19

The IOC move comes after the arrest of two leading members over alleged corruption linked to Rio 2016.
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Carlos Nuzman: Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 13:26

The man who headed Rio's bid to host the 2016 Games is being held as part of a cash-for-votes probe.
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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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