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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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Brazil prison system sees fresh round of violence

Monday, January 9th 2017, 2:09

Four people are killed in a Brazilian prison in another round of clashes between rival gangs.
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Brazil gunman kills ex-wife, son and 10 others in Campinas

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 15:55

A Brazilian man kills his ex-wife, son and 10 other people during a new year party in Campinas.
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Smooth operators

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 0:21

Waxing pubic hair has become increasingly common, but how did the trend for the "Brazilian" wax begin?
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Brazil police detain wife of murdered Greek ambassador Amiridis

Friday, December 30th 2016, 22:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Greece Greece

Brazilian police detain the wife of the Greek envoy after finding his body in Rio de Janeiro.
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Brazil footballer 'survived Colombia crash by moving seats'

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 2:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Brazilian footballer says he survived the Colombian plane because he moved seats.
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Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 23:44

The Brazilian Senate freezes public spending for the next 20 years, prompting angry protests.
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Brazil Chapecoense: Tributes paid to team as season ends

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 20:55

Top Brazilian football clubs pay tribute to Chapecoense on the final day of the season.
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Colombia plane crash: Second Bolivian suspect charged

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 19:38
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia detains a second suspect over an air crash that killed members of a Brazilian football team.
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Chapecoense crash: Bolivia official accuses bosses of cover-up

Friday, December 9th 2016, 10:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian officials are accused of a cover-up over the plane crash involving Brazilian team Chapoconense.
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Brazil crisis: Rio police fire on rioters from church

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 23:29

Church authorities promise an inquiry after riot police in Rio fire rubber bullets from a church.
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Brazil's Senate head Renan Calheiros defies judge's suspension

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 18:14

Brazilian Senate head Renan Calheiros defies a Supreme Court judge's order to resign his post.
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Brazil corruption: Senate head Renan Calheiros ordered to resign

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:53

A top Brazilian judge orders Senate head Renan Calheiros to stand down over embezzlement charges.
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Trophy awarded to Brazilian air crash team

Monday, December 5th 2016, 21:46

Brazilian club Chapecoense, who lost 19 players and staff in an air crash en route to the Copa Sudamericana final, are awarded the trophy.
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Commentator who cheated death

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 16:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Brazilian football commentator who was meant to be on the doomed flight to Colombia tells his story.
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Chapecoense air crash: Leaked tape shows plane 'ran out of fuel'

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 2:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The plane carrying footballers which crashed in Colombia ran out of fuel, a leaked tape reveals.
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Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 21:40

Top football sides pay tribute to a Brazilian team which lost most of its players in a plane crash.
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Brazil's Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 16:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia, killing 75 people on board.
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Colombia crash: Cold, hilly terrain hampers rescue

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 11:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Rescuers are working in difficult conditions to find any survivors of a plane crash in Colombia. The aircraft was carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team.
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The father raising a feminist son

Monday, November 28th 2016, 11:44

Brazilian photographer Pedrinho Fonseca wants to give his son a different start in life than he himself had.
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Michel Temer minister resigns over Brazil corruption

Friday, November 25th 2016, 14:56

A Brazilian minister accused of corruption resigns, in a scandal involving President Michel Temer.
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Brazil: No evidence Rio police helicopter was shot down

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 21:50

Brazilian authorities investigating the cause of a police helicopter crash say it was not shot down.
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Petrobras: Brazil officials forced to give $60m back

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:40

Brazilian prosecutors leading a vast corruption inquiry return $60m (£49m) to state oil giant Petrobras.
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Brazil's President Michel Temer accused of taking bribe by Dilma Rousseff

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 23:14

Brazilian President Michel Temer faces claims he took a bribe of a million reals (£235,300) in 2014.
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Rio de Janeiro workers invade assembly in protest at austerity

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 0:11

Rio public workers invade the local assembly in protest at austerity plans for the Brazilian city.
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Brazil federal government freezes Rio bank accounts

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 1:51

The Brazilian government freezes Rio de Janeiro state's accounts until it pays some of its debt.
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Brazilian schoolgirl's speech on education funding goes viral

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 1:46

A Brazilian 16-year-old gives evidence to a Senate committee about education funding cuts.
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Marcelo Crivella: Brazilian evangelist becomes Rio Mayor

Monday, October 31st 2016, 1:45

A Brazilian evangelical pastor, Marcelo Crivella, is elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro after winning the second round of local elections.
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Brazilian held in Italy with liquid cocaine in trainers

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 19:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

A Brazilian man is caught at Fiumicino airport in Rome smuggling liquid cocaine in his trainers.
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Brazil man freed 'after 20 years held by family'

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 15:09

Brazilian police have rescued, by chance, a man who neighbours said had been held in captivity by his own family for more than 20 years.
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Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 23:44

Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 people being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.
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Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Former Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Cunha, who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, is arrested in the capital Brasilia.
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