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Celebrated Brazil plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy dies at 93

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 2:30

Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy dies at the age of 93, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games.
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Rio 2016: Moroccan boxer held over alleged sex assault

Friday, August 5th 2016, 14:59
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan boxer is arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.
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Rio Olympics: Nissan has no doubts over sponsorship

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:58

The boss of Nissan says it was "the right decision" to sponsor the Rio Olympics, despite a slump in Brazilian car sales.
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Singer Anitta 'anxious' ahead of Rio opening ceremony

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:50

Babita Sharma met Brazilian singer Anitta ahead of her performance at the Olympic Games opening ceremony.
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Ecclestone's helicopter pilot arrested over kidnapping

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:35

Brazilian police arrest one of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's helicopter pilots after the kidnapping of Mr Ecclestone's mother-in-law.
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Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 22:24

The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
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Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror'

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 17:02

Police in southern Brazil arrest 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games.
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WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 21:46

WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.
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Brazil reviews security measures ahead of Rio Olympics

Friday, July 15th 2016, 21:50

The Brazilian government reviews security measures ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the Nice attack.
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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 11:24
related countries: France France

France was informed of a planned terror attack by a Brazilian Islamist militant on its team at the Olympic Games, the head of French military intelligence says.
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Brazil beefs up security ahead of Olympic Games in Rio

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 22:04

The Brazilian government says it's releasing $24m (£18m) in additional funds to beef up security ahead of next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Neymar transfer fraud case dismissed by Madrid court

Friday, July 8th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Madrid

A Spanish court dismisses a fraud and corruption case against Brazilian football superstar Neymar and his father, launched following his transfer to Barcelona.
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Brazil: Troubled Congress speaker Eduardo Cunha resigns

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 20:44

The Brazilian politician who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, Eduardo Cunha, resigns over corruption allegations.
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Running helped overcome loss of son

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 15:04

How long distance running helped Brazilian mum overcome the loss of her son.
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Brazil's Olympic torchbearer who found fame on Snapchat

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 0:03

How Snapchat fame helped 24-year-old Brazilian lawyer Thaynara Oliveira Gomes get selected to carry the Olympic torch in her home town.
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BHP fights Brazil claim over iron mine collapse

Friday, July 1st 2016, 22:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Mining giant BHP Billiton says it will fight the suspension by the Brazilian Supreme Court of a settlement for damages caused by a dam burst at an iron ore mine.
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Wada suspends Rio laboratory just weeks before Olympics

Friday, June 24th 2016, 18:52

Rio's anti-doping Laboratory is suspended by Wada just six weeks before the Brazilian city hosts the Olympic Games.
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Rio 2016: Jaguar in Amazon torch relay shot dead

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 9:37

A jaguar is shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army says.
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Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 5:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian athlete who has competed in six Paralympic Games is robbed at gunpoint in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
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The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Mairusa Ka'apor, a leader in the small Brazilian village of Giurupina, tells the BBC how the Ka'apor tribe lives - and talks about the fight to protect the forest.
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Brazil President Temer implicated in Petrobras bribery scheme

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 23:35

Brazilian interim President Michel Temer is implicated in a bribery scheme at the state oil company, Petrobras.
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Pele's replica World Cup trophy sold at auction

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 3:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A special replica World Cup trophy presented to the Brazilian football legend, Pele, has sold at auction in London.
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VIDEO: Pele's replica World Cup trophy sold

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 3:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A special replica World Cup trophy presented to the Brazilian football legend, Pele, has sold at auction in London.
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Brazil's health system suffers as recession bites

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 23:50

Why Brazilian pensioners can't get the medication they need
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Pele sells off his life in football

Monday, May 30th 2016, 23:04

Brazilian icon to sell off his life in football
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'Mass rape' video shocks Brazil

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian police search for more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and putting images of the attack on social media.
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VIDEO: Fire tears through Brazil shanty town

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 8:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Fire has ravaged a favela in the Brazilian town of Sao Paulo, destroying more than 100 structures.
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Brazil in marathon impeachment debate

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 7:14

In a 20-hour session, the Brazilian Senate debates whether President Rousseff should face an impeachment trial ahead of the key vote on the issue.
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Rousseff backers block Brazilian roads

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 21:33

Supporters of President Dilma Rousseff set up burning barricades and block roads in all Brazilian states on the eve of a Senate vote to impeach her.
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Brazil committee backs Rousseff trial

Friday, May 6th 2016, 17:59

A senate committee in the Brazilian congress votes in favour of President Dilma Rousseff facing trial for breaking budget laws.
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VIDEO: Brazil dam collapse: Six months on

Friday, May 6th 2016, 13:10

Julia Carneiro reports six months after Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster, the collapse of a dam near the city of Mariana.
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Brazil blocks WhatsApp in probe row

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 18:04

A Brazilian judge blocks messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours after its owner Facebook failed to hand over information required in a criminal investigation.
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Brazil president's strategist arrested

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 23:25

Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption charges against President Dilma Rousseff's electoral strategist.
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VIDEO: Olympic flame handed to Brazil

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 2:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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