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Brazil police question ex-leader Lula

Friday, March 4th 2016, 16:07

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is questioned by police as part of a huge fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras.
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Brazil's speaker on corruption charges

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 22:08

The Brazilian Supreme Court votes to back corruption charges against the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha.
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Brazil mudslide £800m deal reached

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 21:06

The owners of a Brazilian mine that suffered a dam burst, setting off a deadly mudslide, has agreed to pay 4.4bn reais (£804m) in damages.
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Brazil judge frees Facebook executive

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 14:50

A Brazilian judge orders the release of Facebook executive Diego Dzodan a day after he was arrested for failing to hand over WhatsApp data to police.
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Facebook executive arrested in Brazil

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 17:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian police arrest Facebook's vice president for Latin America for refusing to release WhatsApp data for a drugs trafficking investigation.
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Brazil probes ex-leader's lover payments

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 20:46

Brazilian police investigate allegations that ex-President Fernando Henrique Cardoso requested a private company to transfer money to his former lover abroad.
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Brazilian senator leaves prison

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 1:36

Brazilian Senator Delcidio do Amaral, accused of obstructing a major corruption investigation, leaves prison after a judge orders his release.
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Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:04

Scientists say a Brazilian study confirming the presence of Zika virus in amniotic fluid of pregnant women "strengthens" evidence it may be linked to microcephaly in babies.
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Brazil deploys soldiers over Zika virus

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 15:45

More than 200,000 Brazilian soldiers are sent across the country to warn people of the risks of the Zika virus.
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Active Zika found in saliva and urine

Friday, February 5th 2016, 16:32

Active Zika virus has been detected in the saliva and urine of patients, Brazilian scientists say.
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Carnival cancelled in budget cuts

Friday, February 5th 2016, 0:12

The Brazilian cities that can't afford to party
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Brazil declares 'war' on Zika virus

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 1:32

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declares war on mosquitoes responsible for spreading the Zika virus in a recorded TV message to the nation.
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Neymar in Spain court over fraud charge

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 18:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Brazilian footballer Neymar is due to give evidence in a Spanish court over allegations of fraud surrounding his 2013 transfer to Barcelona.
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VIDEO: Microcephaly patient: 'I survived'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:17

Brazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres tells of her life with microcephaly, the congenital malformation by which babies have abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development.
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Brazil Petrobras ex-director jailed

Monday, February 1st 2016, 22:53

A former director of the Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras has been sentenced to 12 years in jail as part of a huge corruption probe.
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Penthouse pressure on ex-Brazil head

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 0:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Silva

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must testify over allegations that he failed to declare ownership of a luxury penthouse.
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Brazilians urged to unite against Zika

Friday, January 29th 2016, 5:49

President Dilma Rousseff calls on the whole of Brazilian society to help combat the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Brazil prison escape

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 19:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Recife

Footage has emerged showing the moment 40 inmates escaped from a prison in the eastern Brazilian city of Recife on Saturday.
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Brazil sees second mass prison breakout

Monday, January 25th 2016, 0:49

Forty inmates escape from jail in the Brazilian city of Recife after a bomb was used to blow a hole in an external wall, the second such breakout in a week.
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Mothers' fears amid Zika outbreak

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 4:44

Brazilian women on the Zika virus threat to their babies
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'Sole survivor' recalls jungle conflict

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 0:26

Brazilian rebel recalls brutal jungle conflict
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Brazilian mother turns detective to get justice for son

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 0:18

Brazilian mother turns detective to get justice
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Sao Paulo fire wrecks rail station

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 0:13

A fire in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has destroyed parts of a historic 19th Century railway station housing a popular museum.
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Brazilian finance minister replaced

Friday, December 18th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff replaces pro-austerity Finance Minister Joaquim Levy amid a serious recession in Latin America's largest economy.
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Brazil WhatsApp suspension lifted

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:20

A Brazilian judge lifts the suspension of WhatsApp messaging service, imposed by another judge after the company failed to comply with a court order.
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Brazilian state calls Zika fever alert

Monday, November 30th 2015, 5:07

The Brazilian state of Pernambuco announces a state of emergency to help speed up the response to Zika fever, which has been linked to birth defects.
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Sunday, November 29th 2015, 3:45

The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.
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Brazil to sue mining firm for $5.2bn

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 5:17

The Brazilian government says it will sue mining company Samarco $5.2bn for the environmental damage caused when a waste water dam collapsed.
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BHP rebuts UN 'toxic waste' claim

Friday, November 27th 2015, 2:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
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Brazilian star Edilson facing charges

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 4:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Prosecutors in Brazil request the indictment of former football international Edilson for alleged involvement in a lottery fraud scheme.
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World's second-biggest diamond found

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 23:51

The world's second-largest gem quality diamond has been discovered in Botswana, the Lucara Diamond firm says.
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Brazil gets compensation over dams

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:39

Mining company Samarco agrees to pay the Brazilian government compensation over the collapse of two dams at its iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state.
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Brazil dam burst mine company suspended

Monday, November 9th 2015, 23:14

Brazilian mining company Samarco has its mining licence suspended after two dams it owned burst causing devastation in Minas Gerais state.
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