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Venezuela crisis: Border clashes as aid row intensifies

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 23:49

Two people are killed and others are injured as civilians confront troops at the border with Brazil.
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Venezuela crisis: Maduro closes border with Brazil

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 13:39

President Maduro acts as opposition supporters defy attempts to stop them bringing in foreign aid.
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Bolsonaro proposes pension overhaul for Brazil

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 18:03

Reforming Brazil's retirement system is considered critical to the country's economy.
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Venezuela crisis: Brazil vows to deliver aid, defying Maduro

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 8:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The growing foreign aid operation organised by Venezuela's opposition is in defiance of President Maduro.
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Brumadinho dam collapse: Eight arrests at Brazil's Vale

Friday, February 15th 2019, 19:54

Employees at mining giant Vale are arrested amid a criminal probe into the dam break that killed 166.
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Vale 'knew collapsed Brazil dam was at risk'

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 11:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian miner was told the site breached guidelines months before it collapsed, report claims.
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Ricardo Boechat: Brazil news anchor dies in helicopter crash

Monday, February 11th 2019, 18:22
related places: Paulo

Ricardo Boechat, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, was killed in the accident in São Paulo.
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Why Flamengo tragedy will resonate

Friday, February 8th 2019, 21:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Flamengo

The heartbreaking tragedy of the fire that engulfed a dormitory at Flamengo's youth team training centre will be felt across the whole of Brazil, writes South American football writer Tim Vickery.
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Flamengo football club: Victims named in Rio fire

Friday, February 8th 2019, 21:11
related places: Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

The 10 were all young footballers who were staying at Flamengo's training centre.
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'Time bomb' warning on mining dam disasters

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 17:22

The catastrophic collapse of a dam at a mine in Brazil has exposed a darker side of an industry that the world depends on.
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Jair Bolsonaro in semi-intensive care after colostomy reversal

Monday, February 4th 2019, 20:20

Brazil's leader underwent surgery last week to reverse a colostomy performed after he was stabbed.
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Inside the village destroyed by a dam

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 12:39

The sea of muddy sludge released by a dam that burst in Brazil devastated tiny Córrego do Feijão.
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Five arrested over Brazil dam collapse

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 12:41
related places: Brumadinho

The arrests follow the collapse of a dam in Brumadinho last Friday which killed at least 65 people.
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Brumadinho dam: Anger grows towards Brazil mine firm Vale

Monday, January 28th 2019, 20:13

Politicians say Vale SA must be held responsible for last week's disaster with hundreds feared dead.
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Brumadinho dam: 'Very low' hope for hundreds missing in Brazil

Monday, January 28th 2019, 7:23

More than 300 people are missing two days after a dam collapsed as the number of dead rises to 58.
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Brumadinho dam collapse: Hope fades for hundreds missing in Brazil

Sunday, January 27th 2019, 4:26

At least 34 people are confirmed dead as rescue teams try to locate hundreds buried beneath sludge.
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Brumadinho dam collapse: 'Little hope' of finding missing in Brazil

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 19:13
related places: Minas Gerais

A sea of sludge from the collapse of the iron ore mine dam buried a cafe where workers were eating.
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Brazil dam collapse: Rescuers search for hundreds buried under mud slide

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 12:14

Firefighters search for the missing after a collapsed dam causes a huge mudslide at a mine complex.
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The Brazilian footballer who never was

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 0:36
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Isle of Man Isle of Man

Douglas Braga looked set to have a promising career as a footballer in Brazil - so why did he not?
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Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's new far-right president urges unity

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 23:40

Jair Bolsonaro wants a "national pact" to free Brazil of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement.
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Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, takes office

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 22:39

Jair Bolsonaro uses his inaugural speech to pledge to free Brazil of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement.
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Santa's beard gets a trim in Brazil

Thursday, December 27th 2018, 10:39

Santas get a well-earned rest in Brazil and celebrate with a trip to the barber.
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Lula jailing: Brazilian judges raise and dash prison release hopes

Wednesday, December 19th 2018, 22:39
related places: Silva

Supreme court judges clash in ruling that could see Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva released from jail.
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Joao de Deus: Brazil 'spiritual healer' accused of sex abuse

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 2:29
related places: Brasilia

Twelve women say self-styled spiritual healer "Joao of God" abused them at his clinic near Brasilia.
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Hostages die in foiled Brazil bank robberies

Friday, December 7th 2018, 18:20
related places: Milagres

At least five hostages, including a child, were killed as armed police battled a gang in Milagres.
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Lula: Judge Sergio Moro had a political agenda

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 16:52
related places: Silva

Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the judge who convicted him was not impartial.
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First baby born after deceased womb transplant

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 0:01

A woman in Brazil gives birth after surgeons implant a womb in her body from a dead donor.
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Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 10:19

The rate of deforestation has risen 13.7% in a year, amid concern about the new president's policies.
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Brazil replaces leaving Cuban doctors - health ministry

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 2:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Most vacancies left by departing Cuban doctors have now been filled, Brazil's health ministry says.
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Children Village: Remote school in Brazil wins best building award

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 1:56

A "humble" timber complex for disadvantaged children wins Riba's best new building award.
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Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil's famous yellow jersey, dies

Saturday, November 17th 2018, 0:33

Aldyr Schlee won a competition to replace Brazil's white kit after defeat in the 1950 World Cup.
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Cuba pulls doctors out of Brazil amid row

Friday, November 16th 2018, 23:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Havana is recalling 8,000 doctors after criticism from Brazil's president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro.
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Israel's Netanyahu welcomes Brazil Jerusalem embassy vow

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 15:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The controversial pledge follows the election of a far-right Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro.
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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 2:12

Brazil's far-right president-elect will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment.
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Is the Amazon facing new dangers?

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 1:17
related places: Are

Are fears among environmentalists about the election of Brazil's new president justified?
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Global hunger for soybeans 'destroying Brazil's Cerrado savanna'

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 9:26
related places: Cerrado

Brazil's highly biodiverse Cerrado is being destroyed for soybean production, conservationists say.
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Jair Bolsonaro seeks top judge to become Brazil justice minister

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 1:57

Brazil's right-wing president elect signals a government post for anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro.
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Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

Monday, October 29th 2018, 16:32

The controversial candidate wins a big victory over his left-wing rival in the presidential election.
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Jair Bolsonaro: Four things about Brazil's new president

Monday, October 29th 2018, 13:53

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won Brazil's presidential election. But who is he?
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Brazil swing to right brings hope and fear

Monday, October 29th 2018, 9:28

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is likely to remain a divisive figure for what could be a messy time to come.
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Jair Bolsonaro beyond the sound bites: What are his policies?

Sunday, October 28th 2018, 22:24

A closer look at the policies the winner of Brazil's presidential election says he wants to pursue.
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Who supports Brazil's far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro?

Friday, October 26th 2018, 0:31

A closer look at the groups planning to vote for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.
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Deep division in Brazil's north-east, where 'life is real'

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 23:41
related places: Pernambuco

Brazil's poor Pernambuco state is deeply divided ahead of presidential elections on Sunday.
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'Feminism is sexist': The women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 0:39

Jair Bolsonaro may have made sexist comments but he has a strong following among women.
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Brazil museum fire: Prized 'Luzia' fossil skull recovered

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 12:03

It was feared that Luzia, a 12,000-year-old fossil, had been totally lost in the Brazil fire.
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